"No Government, Without an Independent Judiciary as a Co-Equal and Co-Ordinate Branch, Can Long Retain its Freedom" Claggett, William [1790-1870]. Speech of William Claggett, Esq. in the House of Representatives of N.H., June Session, 1814. Upon the Following Motion, To Wit-"Resolved that an Act of the Legislature of this State, Passed on the 24th Day of June, A.D. 1813, Entitled "An Act Establishing a Supreme Judicial Court, And Circuit Courts of Common Pleas" Ought to be repealed." Concord, NH: Printed by Isaac & W.R. Hill., 1814 24 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Moderate toning, light foxing to a few leaves, early corrections to a few passages. $450. * Only edition. This bill would have established a Supreme Court with greater judicial independence than the existing Superior Court of Judicature. A well-reasoned and impassioned argument for an independent judiciary, Claggett's speech supported this bill, which was defeated. Claggett establishes his thesis at the beginning of his speech: "No government, without an independent Judiciary as a co-equal and co-ordinate branch, can long retain its freedom." (3). OCLC locates 2 copies (American Antiquarian Society, New Hampshire Historical Society). Not in Cohen.
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