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".

4 comments:

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

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  2. Lewis,

    I don't doubt it! Thanks.

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  3. I assume you've seen this ABA Journal piece from 1934? https://mahockney.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/if-spencer-roane-had-been-appointed-chief-justice-instead-of-john-marshall.pdf

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