Saturday, January 29, 2011

Chief Justice Spencer Roane?

As a fan of counterfactuals, I was intrigued when I saw a post at Concurring Opinions highlighting a "What If" constitutional law symposium scheduled to be held in the Spring.

Having reviewed the list of topics, however, I'm disappointed. I was really hoping for "What If Spencer Roane Had Become Chief Justice in 1801".


  1. Anonymous9:13 PM

    Speaking as the current resident of Spencer Roane's birthplace (, my wife claims that anytime the name of John Marshall comes up, crockery flies off the shelf and doors slam themselves :)

  2. Lewis,

    I don't doubt it! Thanks.

  3. I assume you've seen this ABA Journal piece from 1934?


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