In the second of three articles—which covers the intermediate period between the Civil War and the Great Depression—America's most noted jurist, Roscoe Pound, analyzes the continued development of a responsible government of law as controlled by the Supreme Court.

I. Introduction

II. Post–Civil War Period

III. Security of Transactions

IV. Balance between State and Nation

V. Civil Rights Cases

VI. The General Police Power under the Commerce Clause

VII. Conclusion