Guide to the US Supreme Court, 2-Volume Set

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Savage, a Supreme Court reporter for the Los Angeles Times and author of two recent books on the Court, also prepared CQ's fourth edition in 2004. The first edition dates from 1979; the topical arrangement—e.g., "Origins," "Federal System," "Bill of Rights Protections," and "Court Interactions"—remains the same. The "Court at Work" section is exceptionally valuable for its insight into and excellent description of Court operations, including costs. Other useful chapters cover the Court and the media, a chronology of major decisions, quotes, and an excellent bibliography. The only competition to these thorough volumes would be an alphabetical arrangement such as that found in The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2005), CQ's own Supreme Court Compendium (2007), Encyclopedia of the U.S. Supreme Court (Salem Pr., 2001), or the many substantial monographs. BOTTOM LINE This remains the standard one-stop source for answers to Supreme Court questions. Current through the confirmation of Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, it will work for your library either in paper or online and will engender and support hundreds of term papers at the college or high school level. Buy it.—Janice Dunham, John Jay Coll. of Criminal Justice Lib., CUNY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872894235
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/22/2010
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1544
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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