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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 Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America

Jeffrey Rosen - History - 2007 - 274 pages
...Jefferson reacted angrily. The Federalists "have retired into the judiciary as a stronghold," he wrote, and "from that battery all the works of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased."6 Madison and Jefferson ignored Marshall's request, and Madison refused to appear. The legal...
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Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The Presidency, the Supreme ...

Keith E. Whittington - Law - 2007 - 303 pages
...The courts had become, they contended, a mere outpost of the electorally banished Federalist Party, "and from that battery all the works of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased."171 The reconstructive attack on the judiciary is not an attack on judicial independence per...
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Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton: A Defining Political Debate

K. Anthony Scott - History - 2008 - 136 pages
...irresponsibility in office.116 Put this comment together with the following. There [the judiciary] the remains of federalism are to be preserved and...erased. By a fraudulent use of the Constitution, which had made judges irremovable, they have multiplied useless judges merely to strengthen their [the Federalists]...
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