A transcribed speech on Ogden Hoffman and the early history of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The author touches upon three areas of law important to Hoffman's court: admiralty, land, and Chinese immigration. Then assess the meaning of Hoffman's judgeship in contrast to that of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen J. Field.
Christian G. Fritz,
Judge Ogden Hoffman and the Northern District Court of California,
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