About the Author:
Lawrence Baum is professor of political science at Ohio State University
School Library JournalYA-- Baum has capsulated the course of the United States Supreme Court in a manner that is easy and enjoyable to read. He reviews several facets of the Court--the practical, the personal, the politics, the patterns, the policies, the process, the participants, and the power--and how they have changed over time. While writing in a simple style, he explodes several highly held myths. Those interested in government politics should find that the book will extend their knowledge and reaffirm what they already may know. Aspiring attorneys would profit by reading it, and students who follow the Court through newspapers will delight to find analysis of very recent events. Through this book, readers will gain a better understanding of our political system.-- Judge R. P. Walker, Port Arthur, TX
Booknews<:st> The 1981 edition is cited in . Viewing the court as a political institution, Baum (political science, Ohio State U.) describes political processes that affect the Court and emphasizes its role as a policymaker. He discusses the background and careers of the justices, their decision-making processes, and their rising standards for the acceptance of cases. He also considers the impact of Court decisions on the parties, law enforcement, and the society as a whole. Paper edition (unseen), $25.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
- Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
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- Edition description:
- 4th ed
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