The Supreme Court of the United States: A Student Companionby John J. Patrick
This completely revised and updated edition contains a complete, A-to-Z encyclopedia of the Supreme Court, its history, and current operations. Updates to the third edition include: New articles on recent landmark cases such as American Library Association v. United States (concerning enactment and enforcement of the Children's Internet Protection Act), Bush v. Gore (concerning the contested 2000 Presidential election), Grutter v. Bollinger (concerning the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Michigan's law school), and Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (regarding school voucher programs), New articles on the fundamental rights doctrine, national security and liberty, the preferred freedoms doctrine, and strict scrutiny, Expanded articles on abortion rights, affirmative action, capital punishment, federalism, property rights, religion clauses of the 1st Amendment-and many more, Completely updated appendices and charts, New list of websites and additional resources for further reading.
The Companion also provides: Biographical sketches of all 110 justices, including the newest appointees, John J. Roberts Jr. and Samuel A. Alito Jr., Detailed discussions of more than 100 landmark Supreme Court cases, Definitions of legal terms and phrases associated with the Court's operations, Essays on key topics and issues in American constitutional law.
About the Author:
John J. Patrick is a professor emeritus of education and former director of the Social Studies Development Center at Indiana University
Meet the Author
John J. Patrick is a Professor Emeritus of Education and Director of Social Studies Development Center at Indiana University.
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