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New York

Scott Douglas Gerber

in A Distinct Judicial Power

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199765874
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199896875 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765874.003.0024
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New York has long played a prominent role in the constitutional history of the United States. Notably, The Federalist Papers—a series of newspaper articles penned pseudonymously by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay that are widely regarded as the great exegesis of American political theory—were written to persuade the people of New York to ratify the nation's current organic law. The fear was that, without New York's approval, the U.S. Constitution would not be enacted. This chapter chronicles New York's rich constitutional history and the impact that history had on the independence of the state's judiciary.

Keywords: constitutional history; independent judiciary; judicial power; organic law

Chapter.  10825 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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