<:st> The first edition (1979) is cited in "BCL3"; the second was published in 1970, so it was high time for an update. Coverage encompasses all major cases, along with discussion of the Court's origins, evolution, function, issues, impact, and people. Now expanded to two volumes, this edition includes some 150 new cases through the 1995-1996 term; biographies of all new justices; and additional explanations of the Court's work. A reference materials section contains selected documents, texts, and tables and figures, including the full text of five landmark rulings and chronological summaries of some 400 major decisions. The page design is friendly, with boxed features and b&w illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.