The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States / Edition 2

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States / Edition 2

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by Kermit L. Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195176618

ISBN-13: 9780195176612

Pub. Date: 03/11/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"The Supreme Court has continued to write constitutional history in the years since publication of the first edition of The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1992. Two new justices - Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer - have joined the high court and more than eight hundred cases have been decided. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist…  See more details below

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"The Supreme Court has continued to write constitutional history in the years since publication of the first edition of The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1992. Two new justices - Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer - have joined the high court and more than eight hundred cases have been decided. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist presided over the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, and the Court as a whole played a decisive and controversial role in the outcome of the 2000 presidential election. Under Rehnquist's leadership, a bare majority of the justices has rewritten significant areas of the law dealing with federalism, privacy, sovereign immunity, and the commerce power. In addition, a good deal of scholarship has appeared on many of the topics treated in the original Companion." "The second edition of the Companion includes more than twelve hundred articles on all aspects of the Court's history, personnel, and operations. There are biographies of each justice and entries on important cases, issues, and the workings and minutiae of the Court." There are fully updated treatments of such crucial areas of constitutional law as abortion, freedom of religion, school desegregation, freedom of speech, voting rights, and the rights of the accused. These developments make the second edition of this accessible and authoritative guide essential for judges, lawyers, academics, journalists, and anyone interested in the impact of the Court's decisions on American society.

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ISBN-13:
9780195176612
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/11/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1272
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.20(h) x 2.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
whistory More than 1 year ago
It is a well written work that would be of interest to historians & political science students. Be aware that the authors do not fully explain the context of each of the cases. For example, the Bush v. Gore case was not given a full contextual basis. There were 2 decisions made with this particular case (I have studied this case) but it is not clear from the brief explanation given. Bearing in mind that the authors chose to be brief & leave out a number of contextual basics, it is a good reference book to find cases of interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago