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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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The Failure of the Founding Fathers: Jefferson, Marshall, and the Rise of ...

Bruce A. Ackerman - History - 2005 - 384 pages
...clear about the present danger: "[The Federalists] have retired into the judiciary as a stronghold. There the remains of federalism are to be preserved...multiplied useless judges merely to strengthen their phalanx."4 The stage had been set for a fierce struggle over the meaning of the revolution of 1800...
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Conquest by Law: How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous ...

Lindsay G. Robertson - History - 2005 - 272 pages
..."They have retired into the judiciary as a stronghold," incoming President Jefferson bitterly observed. "There the remains of federalism are to be preserved...of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased." 62 From that battery might come as well, the Companies hoped, a salvo sufficient to force even a Republican...
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A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics

H. Jefferson Powell - Law - 2005 - 251 pages
...instrument of the defeated Federalists: "[Tjhey have retreated into the judiciary as a stronghold. . . and from that battery all the works of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased." la Resentment at the Federalists' behavior and fear of the mischief the federal courts might work thus...
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The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

Sean Wilentz - History - 2006 - 1044 pages
...Federalists, he wrote on the day Marshall ruled, "have retired into the Judiciary as a stronghold . . . and from that battery all the works of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased."" He would now try to destrov the Federalists' domination of the courts, beginning with repeal of the...
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The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review

Larry D. Kramer, Larry Kramer - Law - 2004 - 363 pages
...stronghold," an incensed Jefferson wrote to John Dickinson the day after Marshall issued his order, "and from that battery all the works of Republicanism are to be beaten down and erased." Letter from Thomas Jefferson to John Dickinson (Dec. 18, 1801), in 10 The Writings of Thomas Jefferson...
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The United States Supreme Court: The Pursuit of Justice

Christopher L. Tomlins - Law - 2005 - 578 pages
...off the parasitical plant engrafted at the last session on the judicial body" was necessary because "from that battery all the works of Republicanism are to be beaten down and erased." In the congressional debates and in the partisan press, Federalists claimed that life tenure during...
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H. Jefferson Powell - Law - 2005 - 261 pages
...instrument of the defeated Federalists: "[Tjhey have retreated into the judiciary as a stronghold. . . and from that battery all the works of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased."48 Resentment at the Federalists' behavior and fear of the mischief the federal courts might...
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The Life of John Marshall, Volume 3

Albert Jeremiah Beveridge - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 700 pages
...often rigorous injustk*, (Terence.) The Federalists have retired into the Judiciary as a strongMd, and from that battery all the works of republicanism are to be battered down. (Jefferson.) There will be ne1ther justice nor stability in any system, if some material...
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Rethinking Political Institutions: The Art of the State

Ian Shapiro, Stephen Skowronek, Daniel Galvin - Political Science - 2006 - 346 pages
...the judiciary as a stronghold" after their electoral defeat in 1800, and Thomas Jefferson feared that "from that battery all the works of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased."42 Similarly, a persistent fear of what one early American Bar Association president called...
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Union 1812: The Americans who Fought the Second War of Independence

A. J. Langguth - History - 2006 - 482 pages
...Republicans. The Federalists "have retired into the Judiciary as a stronghold," the new president complained. "There the remains of federalism are to be preserved and fed from the Treasury." Jefferson was also angered by Adams's leaving the capital at 4 am on Inauguration Day to avoid the...
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