He exposes the myth of southern leniency in appellate homicide decisions and also shows how the southern judiciary contributed to and reflected larger trends in american legal development this book adds to our understanding of both southern distinctiveness and american legal culture. The public lives of southern state appellate judges including both their conception of the judicial role and the substance of their decisions mirrored the simultaneous growth of sectionalism and nationalism in the nineteenth century united states as southerners their careers reflected the . Southern judicial tradition state judges and sectional distinctiveness 1790 1890 information in lieu of an abstract here is a brief excerpt of the content c h a p t e r one spencer roane virginia legal culture and the rise of a southern judiciary let us cherish also the western people spencer roanes judicial career lay . The southern judicial tradition state judges and sectional distinctiveness 1790 1890 timothy s huebner examines the lives and work of 19th century southern judges and how regional attitudes effected legal development reviews a must read for legal scholars and historians of the nineteenth century american south arkansas historical . Timothy s huebner the southern judicial tradition state judges and sectional distinctiveness 1790 1890 athens the university of georgia press 1999 pp xiii 263 4500 isbn 0 8203 2101 x volume 20 issue 2 mark f fernandez
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