Handy Supreme Court Answer Book

Handy Supreme Court Answer Book

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by David L Hudson
     
 

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From the origins of the court to modern practical matters—including the federal judiciary system, the Supreme Court’s session schedule, and the argument, decision, and appeal process—this resource provides detailed answers on all aspects of the Supreme Court. Exploring the social, cultural, and political atmosphere in which judges are nominated and… See more details below

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From the origins of the court to modern practical matters—including the federal judiciary system, the Supreme Court’s session schedule, and the argument, decision, and appeal process—this resource provides detailed answers on all aspects of the Supreme Court. Exploring the social, cultural, and political atmosphere in which judges are nominated and serve, this guide book answers questions such as When did the tradition of nine justices on the bench begin? When did the practice of hiring law clerks to assist with legal research and writing begin? and How do cases reach the Supreme Court? Details on historic decisions—including Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, Miranda v. Arizona, and Bush v. Gore—accompany a thorough history of all 17 Supreme Court Chief Justices.

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"A tip of the hat goes to David L. Hudson Jr., author of the aptly named Handy Supreme Court Answer Book. Hudson, an ABA Journal free­lancer and scholar at Van­­de­r­bilt Uni­ver­sity's First Amend­ment Center, produced an accessible history in Q&A format, replete with trivia: Which justice was in a duel? Who was the first law school grad?"— ABA Journal

"David Hudson's The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book is a guide to all aspects of the court. ... Hudson provides a thorough review of the argument, decision, and appeal process. ... a handy guide for keeping up with events."— Costa Mesa Daily Pilot

"For a lay audience of inquisitive people, David Hudson Jr.'s Handy Supreme Court Answer Book is remarkably comprehensive and fascinating. Where else could you find out the identity of the tallest justice on the high court?"— Legal Times

"This is a unique and useful book that provides readers with a broad understanding of the main judgments of all of the Supreme Courts, as well as including smaller details that made each court unique. This is a terrific title...."— Library Media Connection

"For students, teachers, lawyers, and history buffs, this reference provides answer to many questions about the Supreme Court from its origins in 1789 to the present."— Reference & Research Book News

Costa Mesa Daily Pilot
David Hudson's The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book is a guide to all aspects of the court . . . Hudson provides a thorough review of the argument, decision, and appeal process . . . a handy guide for keeping up with events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578591961
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
The
Pages:
500
Sales rank:
1,357,133
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.25(d)

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