Without Precedent

Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times

Ranked #78 in Jurisprudence

The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, shaped the foundation of the United States.

No member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States. From the nation's founding in 1776 and for the next forty years, Marshall was at the center of every political battle. As Chief Justice of the United States - the longest-serving in history - he established the independence of the judiciary...

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