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COURTHOUSES OF THE SECOND CIRCUIT: THEIR ARCHITECTURE, HISTORY AND STORIES. Ed. by Patricia A. McGovern and Michael P. Zweig. Acanthus Press, New York, 2015. Published in association with Federal Bar Foundation, White Plains. 262 pp. with 224 ills. (171 col.). 31 x 25 cm. LC 2015-18675 ISBN 9780926494930 In English.
Publisher's description: The Second Judicial Circuit of the United States -- comprising Connecticut, New York, and Vermont -- has long been recognized for the important place it holds in American jurisprudence. Momentous cases have been heard by its district and appellate judges, ranging from the Amistad "mutiny" trial concerning whether African men and women who had been transported as slaves should be freed, to the emergency ruling by a newly-appointed judge on whether publication of the Pentagon Papers could be enjoined. The cases decided in the Second Circuit mirror our nation's history -- in law, finance, politics, and culture. So, too, do the courthouses themselves. Evolving from single courtrooms in rented space in the earliest days to today's dedicated courthouse buildings, they include Federal, Classical Revival, Romanesque, French Empire, Beaux Arts, Moderne, Art Deco and contemporary courthouses. Bringing together architecture, history, and jurisprudence, Courthouses of the Second Circuit describes in vivid detail nineteen buildings in which the district and appellate judges of the Second Circuit do their work and discusses many historic courthouses no longer in use today.
Indexing: Western — United States — Several Periods — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 170017
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