Jacobs, Clyde E. Law Writers and the Courts. The Influence of Thomas M. Cooley, Christopher G. Tiedeman, and John F. Dillon upon American Constitutional Law. Originally published: Berkeley: University of California Press, 1954. x, 223 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584771951; ISBN-10: 158477195X. Hardcover. New. $49.95 * In the post-Civil War era, Thomas M. Cooley, Christopher G. Tiedeman and John F. Dillon popularized the two legal principles related to a laissez-faire interpretation of the Constitution that were valuable to industrialists of the era: the liberty of contract principle as a limitation on police power of the states, and the public purpose limitation on state and federal tax power. To support his analysis of the writings of these authors, Jacobs examines relevant federal and state cases.
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