Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, Volumes I and II

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No other reference on the U.S. Supreme Court offers so much detail and insight in so readable a format. This 2-volume set includes more than 1,100 pages packed with all the information readers need from the Court's origins and how it functions, to the people who have shaped it and the impact of its decisions on American life.

Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court covers the Court's history; its operations; its power in relation to other branches of government; major decisions ...

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Overview

No other reference on the U.S. Supreme Court offers so much detail and insight in so readable a format. This 2-volume set includes more than 1,100 pages packed with all the information readers need from the Court's origins and how it functions, to the people who have shaped it and the impact of its decisions on American life.

Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court covers the Court's history; its operations; its power in relation to other branches of government; major decisions affecting the other branches, the states, individual rights, and liberties; and biographies of the justices. This new edition incorporates decisions, changes, controversies, and appointments and retirements through the July 1996 term and places them in the context of the Court's history.

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<: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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781568021300
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Series: Congressional Quarterly's Guide Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1172
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 13.90 (h) x 3.20 (d)

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