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So far as I know, and I've been doing constitutional history as a historian for more than twenty years, the Taney Court never overturned DARTMOUTH COLLEGE v. WOODWARD; the 1819 case is still good law.

Furthermore, the article's previous caricature of Taney Court jurisprudence flies in the face of reliable historical scholarship such as that of R. Kent Newmyer's still-classic study THE SUPREME COURT UNDER MARSHALL AND TANEY (1968, rev. ed., 2006). I have tried to rework the discussion in the interests of accuracy.

Finally, the 1975 quotation from the "Dictionary of Misinformation" seems grossly out of place in a serious account of the Taney Court.

Herman Melville[edit]

Your edits to Herman Melville, while thoughtful, are useless without being cited to reliable sources. The article has been a battleground before but vague mentions of one reviewer determining Melville crazy will certainly provoke other editors. Your help on providing sources is appreciated; let me know if I can assist. --Midnightdreary (talk) 22:33, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Apologies. Provided accurate citation for HERMAN MELVILLE CRAZY, and it turns out that it was a headline of a newspaper attack on PIERRE and not on THE CONFIDENCE-MAN. I've also provided accurate citations for a scholarly collection of contemporary reviews of Melville's books.Rbb1787 (talk) 03:21, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

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