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New PDF release: Keepers of the Spirits: The Judicial Response to Prohibition

By John Guthrie Jr.

ISBN-10: 0313301905

ISBN-13: 9780313301902

Drawn from examine within the manuscript documents of the federal judiciary and the court docket stories of the Florida best court docket, this publication examines how country and federal judges spoke back to the enforcement of neighborhood, country, and nationwide prohibition in Florida. Upholding those measures usually ended in governmental encroachment on civil liberties; for this reason, judges discovered themselves located to figure out the scope of the liquor legislation. As they balanced the rights of people with the ability of the nation, Florida judges acted independently of public opinion and dependent their rulings on precedent and quotation of authority. to give the fullest photograph attainable, this article, whereas concentrating on the efforts of the judges to uphold the spirit and the letter of many of the liquor legislation, it additionally considers the perspectives of people who violated prohibition.

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