SPEECH OF JUDGE CHAMBERS, ON THE JUDICIAL TENURE, IN THE MARYLAND CONVENTION, APRIL, 1851.
Baltimore: Murphy, 1851. Modern plain wrappers, 41pp. Scattered light soil, Good+. Judge of the Maryland court of appeals, Chambers was a delegate to the State "convention which framed a new constitution. There he made himself unpopular by his unsuccessful fight against the provision that the people elect their judges. As a result, under the new constitution he was not elected to his old position." DAB. Chambers' passionate argument was based on his fear that popular majorities would trample minority rights, ignore the path of dispassionate analysis, and elect intemperate, unqualified men to the Bench. Northern "fanaticism" over the Fugitive Slave Act is his Exhibit A. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 11793n. 102 NUC 0286810 . BEAL 1448. Not in Harv. Law Cat., Marke, Decker, Eberstadt. Item #15167