Handy Supreme Court Answer Book

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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 ...

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Overview

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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"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"
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578591961
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: The
  • Pages: 500
  • Sales rank: 1,388,238
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

David L. Hudson is a first-amendment scholar for the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. He is a contributing editor to the American Bar Association’s Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases and the author of The Rehnquist Court. He lives in Smyrna, Tennessee.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Origins of the Federal Court System     1
Supreme Court Rules, Practices, and Traditions     21
Supreme Court Trivia     41
The Jay, Rutledge, and Ellsworth Courts (1789-1800)     61
The Marshall Court (1801-35)     77
The Taney Court (1836-64)     99
The Chase Court (1864-73)     117
The Waite Court (1874-88)     127
The Fuller Court (1888-1910)     147
The White Court (1910-21)     177
The Taft Court (1921-30)     197
The Hughes Court (1930-41)     219
The Stone Court (1941-46)     247
The Vinson Court (1946-53)     265
The Warren Court (1953-69)     279
The Burger Court (1969-86)     321
The Rehnquist Court (1986-2005)     367
The Roberts Court (2005-Present)     409
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court     429
The Constitution of the United States     435
Resources     453
Index     457
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