JAMES W. JR ELY. is Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of The Guardian of Every Other Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights ( 1991), co-editor of The Uncertain Tradition: Constitutionalism and the History of the South ( 1989), and numerous other books an articles.
PAUL FINKELMAN is visiting Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and Hamline School of Law in 1995-96. He is the author of An Imperfect Union: Slavery, Federalism, and Comity ( 1981) and numerous scholarly articles, and he is co-editor of American Legal History: Cases and Materials (1991).
KERMIT L. HALL is Professor of History and Law and Dean of the College of Humanities at The Ohio State University. He is the author of The Magic Mirror: Law in American History ( 1989), The Politics of Justice: Lower Judicial Selection and the Second American Party System, 1829- 1861 ( 1979), and numerous edited books and articles.
ANDREW B. KOSZEWSKI is judicial law clerk for Judge David S. Doty of the U.S. District Court of Minnesota. He holds a law degree from the