Baldwin, Henry. A General View of the Origin and Nature of the Constitution and Government of the United States, Deduced from the Political History and Condition of the Colonies and States, from 1774 until 1788. And the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. Together with Opinions in the Cases Decided at January Term, 1837, Arising on the Restraints on the Powers of the States. Originally published: Philadelphia: Printed by J. C. Clark, 1837. v, , 197 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584770985; ISBN-10: 1584770988. Hardcover. New. $29.95 * Baldwin [1780-1844] was an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1830 to 1844. A General View interrogates the two schools of Constitutional interpretation that prevailed in his day, strict constructionist and the Marshall school of liberal interpretation. He then presents a synthesis of the two schools that, suggests Bauer, "comes closer to agreement with the states rights interests than with those who favor a national government." It is a view of the Constitution that contrasts strongly with that of Joseph Story. Bauer, Commentaries on the Constitution 243.
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