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The Resource Justice lies in the District : the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1902-1960, Charles L. Zelden

Justice lies in the District : the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1902-1960, Charles L. Zelden

Label
Justice lies in the District : the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1902-1960
Title
Justice lies in the District
Title remainder
the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1902-1960
Statement of responsibility
Charles L. Zelden
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1902 a new federal district court was established to serve a broad segment of the Texas Gulf Coast region, including Houston. In the use of its discretion to choose between "private" and "public" law, this court for many years served the interests of the region's economic and political elite and helped stabilize a fast-changing economy that was undergoing wild swings of boom and bust. After 1945, however, the court reluctantly began to address growing demands for
  • Philosophy and set his agenda on the bench. Zelden's work contributes an important dimension to the growing literature on the economic, social, and urban history of Texas and of America in the first half of this century. It elucidates the judicial role in consolidating a cultural ethos of economic growth, self-reliant individualism, and freedom from governmental restraint
  • And drawing on largely untapped manuscript court records, he offers a unique view of the ways in which the federal courts have shaped the nation's public and private life. The well-crafted narrative looks at the full range of the court's decisions, clearly explaining complex legal issues. It sketches in as well the personalities and political positions of the judges. Zelden demonstrates that a judge's personal and class background largely determined his judicial
  • Public law enforcement of national policies, including civil rights, and by 1960, public law issues had come to dominate the court's dockets. In this groundbreaking study of a representative lower federal court, Charles L. Zelden provides insight into the functioning of district courts and their impact on the larger legal, economic, and political systems. Combining the perspectives of legal history with those of economic, business, urban, political, and social history
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 347.764/02
  • 347.64072
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8755.T48
LC item number
Z45 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
Series volume
no. 46
Label
Justice lies in the District : the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1902-1960, Charles L. Zelden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [284]-306) and index
Contents
1. Federal Justice in a Frontier State: The Federal Courts in Nineteenth-Century Texas -- 2. "Awhir with a Buoyant Business Progressiveness": The Progressive Era, 1902-17 -- 3. Trade Not Treason: Public Law in War and Peace, 1918-33 -- 4. Balancing Rights with Duties: Private Law during the Twenties -- 5. Keeping the Law within Reasonable Limits: Public Law during the Depression -- 6. Regulation without Restriction: Private Law during the Depression -- 7. Public Policies and Private Concerns: The Second World War -- 8. The More Things Change: Public and Private Law in the Post-World War II Era, 1946-60 -- Appendix: Court Personnel
Control code
26546495
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 312 p.
Isbn
9780890965207
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92031903
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Justice lies in the District : the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1902-1960, Charles L. Zelden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [284]-306) and index
Contents
1. Federal Justice in a Frontier State: The Federal Courts in Nineteenth-Century Texas -- 2. "Awhir with a Buoyant Business Progressiveness": The Progressive Era, 1902-17 -- 3. Trade Not Treason: Public Law in War and Peace, 1918-33 -- 4. Balancing Rights with Duties: Private Law during the Twenties -- 5. Keeping the Law within Reasonable Limits: Public Law during the Depression -- 6. Regulation without Restriction: Private Law during the Depression -- 7. Public Policies and Private Concerns: The Second World War -- 8. The More Things Change: Public and Private Law in the Post-World War II Era, 1946-60 -- Appendix: Court Personnel
Control code
26546495
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 312 p.
Isbn
9780890965207
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92031903
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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