Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court

Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court

by David G. Savage, Joan Biskupic
     
 
Beginning with the origins and development of the Supreme Court in the early 19th century, this two-volume reference traces its history in volume one, then focuses on its institutional setting and how the justices go about their work in volume two. Topics include the Court's role in defining the powers of the government; it's role in shaping the rights of individuals;

Overview

Beginning with the origins and development of the Supreme Court in the early 19th century, this two-volume reference traces its history in volume one, then focuses on its institutional setting and how the justices go about their work in volume two. Topics include the Court's role in defining the powers of the government; it's role in shaping the rights of individuals; how the Court affects and is effected by Congress, the President, the media, and public opinion; the operations and traditions of the Court; and members of the Court, including brief biographies of every justice. Appendices include Supreme Court nominations from 1789 to 2003, a glossary of common legal terms, and a chronology of major decisions of the Court, 1790-2003. Cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568027456
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Pages:
1272

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