Life and Work of Stephen J. Field Pomeroy, John Norton [1828-1885]. Some Account of the Work of Stephen J. Field as a Legislator, State Judge, And Judge of the Supreme Court of the United States. With an Introductory Sketch. [N.p.]: [S.B. Smith], 1881. 63, 464 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary three quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing to extremities, front hinge starting, rear hinge cracked, moderate toning to text. $100. * First edition. Field [1816-1899] began his career as a legislator and member of the California Supreme Court. He an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1863 to 1897 and served a concurrent term as a circuit court judge for the Pacific states. One of the great justices of the nineteenth century, he had a lasting influence on Constitutional law through his contributions to Fourteenth Amendment jurisprudence and its Due Process Clause. Pomeroy surveys and analyzes every significant opinion delivered by Field, with an emphasis on his years on the U.S. Supreme Court and on the Pacific circuit.
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