Strangers on a Hill: Congress and the Court

Overview

When Ross K. Baker's House and Senate first appeared in 1989, it became an instant favorite among students and instructors for its engaging and highly accessible description of congressional processes.
Now Baker's ability to demystify the intricacies of Capitol Hill is even more readily on display in Strangers on a Hill. Succinct, forceful, and clear—and suffused with a wry sense of humor—Strangers on a Hill updates his 1989 classic with an expert discussion of the often-stormy ...

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Overview

When Ross K. Baker's House and Senate first appeared in 1989, it became an instant favorite among students and instructors for its engaging and highly accessible description of congressional processes.
Now Baker's ability to demystify the intricacies of Capitol Hill is even more readily on display in Strangers on a Hill. Succinct, forceful, and clear—and suffused with a wry sense of humor—Strangers on a Hill updates his 1989 classic with an expert discussion of the often-stormy relationship between Congress and the Supreme Court. Focusing on the hot-button issues of our day, and relying on both clearly presented scholarly interpretations and firsthand interviews with those involved in the cases, Baker makes the constitutional principles and the institutional tensions come alive. Strangers on a Hill is a lively, pithy gem and the perfect supplement to courses in political science.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393978568
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/19/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,271,445
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ross K. Baker is a Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. He is also a columnist for the Los Angeles Times and Newsday and a frequent contributor to other popular and professional periodicals.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xiii
It All Started with Marbury     1
Free Exercise-But How Free?     16
Sherbert, Melting     32
Forbidden Rituals     45
Judicial Challenge and Congressional Response     60
Priests and Preservationists     73
Congress Copes with Boerne     89
Strangers on a Hill     106
Index     129
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