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Importance of Geographical Background of Supreme Court Appointments in the Period of 1830-1920

Title: The Importance of Geographical Background of Supreme Court Appointments in the Period of 1830-1920.
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Name(s): Abbatiello, Shawna M., author
Department of History
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This paper analyzes the complex relationship of United States Supreme Court appointments with the appointees' geographical background. With a focus on the period of 1830-1920, this research will examine possible reasons why no justice has ever hailed from Florida in particular, and the importance of appointees' geographical background as a whole. First, I discuss the ideological reasons that made geography so important but yet may have prevented a justice from Florida, and then I examine the practical implications of circuit riding and its relations to geographical importance. Finally, the paper looks at Nixon's failed appointment of G. Harrold Carswell who, though technically labeled a Floridian, had equal ties to the state of Georgia. Using Florida as a case study of the larger issue, this paper will then examine the judiciary's role in nation building and politics.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0480 (IID)
Keywords: supreme court, supreme court appointments, geography, geography and the supreme court, judiciary in nation building, the role of the judiciary, florida supreme court justice, background of supreme court justices, why geography matters in the judiciary
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2015.
Date of Defense: April 20, 2015.
Subject(s): United States -- History
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0480
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Abbatiello, S. M. (2015). The Importance of Geographical Background of Supreme Court Appointments in the Period of 1830-1920. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0480