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" On their part, they have retired into the judiciary as a stronghold. There the remains of federalism are to be preserved and fed from the treasury, and from that battery all the works of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased. "
Memoirs, Correspondence, and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Late ... - Page 489
by Thomas Jefferson - 1829 - 521 pages
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Judicial Dictatorship

William Quirk, R. Randall Bridwell - Law - 1995 - 143 pages
...Jefferson wrote to John Dickinson on December 19, 1801, "have retired into the judiciary as a stronghold. There the remains of federalism are to be preserved,...the treasury and from that battery all the works of republicans are to be beaten down and erased." Jefferson's First Inaugural Jefferson's First Inaugural...
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Seasoned Judgments: The American Constitution, Rights, and History

Leonard W. Levy - Law
...new President to believe that "the Federalists have retired into the Judiciary as a stronghold . . . and from that battery all the works of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased." The new Circuit Court for the District of Columbia sought in vain to obtain the conviction of the editor...
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Picking Federal Judges: Lower Court Selection from Roosevelt Through Reagan

Sheldon Goldman - Law - 1999 - 428 pages
...letter to James Madison, "The Federalists . . . have retired into the judiciary as a stronghold . . . and from that battery all the works of Republicanism are to be beaten down and erased."15 Kermit Hall, in his study of nineteenth-century lower-court judicial appointments, found...
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John Marshall: Definer of a Nation

Jean Edward Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 800 pages
...judiciary when Jefferson took office.* "The Federalists have retired into the judiciary as a stronghold, and from that battery all the works of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased," the new president told John Dickinson.62 Congressman William Branch Giles of Virginia, far more radical...
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Reassessing the Presidency: The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline ...

John V. Denson - Executive power - 2001 - 791 pages
...the judiciary body."42 The Federalists, he wrote, "have retired into the Judiciary as a stronghold. There the remains of federalism are to be preserved...the works of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased."43 He regarded the act as a moral nullity, since it was passed by a party that had already...
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The Legal Ideology of Removal: The Southern Judiciary and the Sovereignty of ...

Tim Alan Garrison - Law - 2002 - 331 pages
...Republicans. In 1801, Jefferson wrote, "The Federalists have retired into the judiciary as a stronghold . . . and from that battery all the works of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased." Jefferson's party did what it could to besiege the Federalist fortress. Along with repealing the Judiciary...
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The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson - History - 2003 - 251 pages
...should that be again in danger. On their part, they have retired into the judiciary as a stronghold. There the remains of Federalism are to be preserved...fraudulent use of the Constitution, which has made judges irremovable, they have multiplied useless judges merely to strengthen their phalanx. July 15,1802 (MCM...
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Deciding to Leave: The Politics of Retirement from the United States Supreme ...

Artemus Ward - History - 2012 - 358 pages
...legislation and charged that his political opponents "have retired into the judiciary as a stronghold. There the remains of federalism are to be preserved...of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased." ' Jefferson, however, narrowly won the presidency and ushered in a new era of Republican politics,...
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What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle ...

James F. Simon - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 352 pages
...Federalists "have retired into the judiciary as a stronghold," Jefferson angrily wrote John Dickinson, "and from that battery all the works of Republicanism are to be beaten down and erased." Two days later, he told Dr. Benjamin Rush that he expected the congressional Republicans to introduce...
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Constitutional Debate in Action: Governmental powers

H. L. Pohlman - Political Science - 2004 - 319 pages
...patronage. "They have retired into the Judiciary as a stronghold," Jefferson wrote to John Dickinson. "There the remains of federalism are to be preserved...the works of republicanism are to be beaten down and destroyed."2 Jefferson's fear of a politically inspired Federalist judiciary was not just paranoia....
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