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'Without Precedent' brings shrewd legal perspective to the career of Supreme Court justice John Marshall

Asked who the most influential Founding Father was, many younger Americans, still in the flush of "Hamilton"-mania, might nominate their new hero, rap lyrics and all. An older generation might stick with the steady stand-by, George Washington. A certain brainy subset – its standard-bearers being the unlikely duo of John F. Kennedy and Christopher Hitchens – would put forward Thomas Jefferson. 

And yet for two centuries, American historians and constitutional scholars have.

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