Atlanta, Ga. The Franklin Printing and Publishing Co., . Original printed wrappers with wrapper title [as issued]. Stapled as issued. Light folds, Very Good plus, with Akin's Compliments Slip tipped in, dated October 1898 from Cartersville, Georgia.
In a late-19th century polemic against federal intrusion upon State authority, Akin laments that, "So nearly unquestioned is now the power of the Federal judiciary to annul a State or Federal statute on the ground of its unconstitutionality, that we sometimes forget that this is the only judiciary...which has the power to thus blot a country's laws from her statute books. This power was probably not intended to be conferred upon the Federal judiciary by the majority of those who formed the Constitution." Against the intentions of the Framers, the federal courts have become "the sole repository of ultimate power in this Republic."
Akin particularly resents use of the federal injunction to halt activities normally within the province of state governments. He opposes federal interference with state criminal prosecutions, citing the thwarting of California's prosecution of U.S. Marshal Neagle, who had killed David Terry when the latter assaulted Supreme Court Justice Field. Akin reviews a variety of cases where, he argues, the federal courts have overstepped their proper bounds.
De Renne 949. OCLC 17531548  [as of February 2014]. Item #30937