The Young Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

The Young Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

by John J. Patrick
     
 

Here is an encyclopedia of the Supreme Court—exactly the kind of sourcebook that students, teachers, and librarians need to comlplement the available material about the history and current operations of the Court. This authoritative and comprehensive treatment includes:

• biographical sketches of all 107 justices

• detailed discussions of 100

Overview

Here is an encyclopedia of the Supreme Court—exactly the kind of sourcebook that students, teachers, and librarians need to comlplement the available material about the history and current operations of the Court. This authoritative and comprehensive treatment includes:

• biographical sketches of all 107 justices

• detailed discussions of 100 landmark Supreme Court cases

• concepts of constitutional law

• legal terms and phrases associated with the Court's operations

• procedures and practices in the daily operations of the Court

• essays on key topics and issues in American constitutional law

• excerpts from notable Supreme Court opinions

• tables of terms of Supreme Court justices
The essay on current constitutional issues (abortion rights, affirmative action, censorship, school prayer, libel, and employment discrimination) and essays that illuminate procedural topics (the right to a trial, the right to counsel, and protection against self-incrimination) demonstrate the relationships of the Court to the lives and concerns of individuals in American society. A complete index and table of justices are included.
In an easy-to-use alphabetical format, with extensive cross-referencing, suggestions for further reading, and many photographs and other illustrations, The Young Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States is an invaluable and ready reference for students, teachers, and librarians.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"For young readers—an encyclopedia of the Court, introducing its origins and development, controversies, achievements, and failures."—Social Education

"This excellent book has a wealth of information on the U.S. Supreme Court. Authoritative and comprehensive, [it] includes biographical sketches of all 107 justices, discussion of 100 landmark Supreme Court cases, discussion of constitutional law, and many other pertinent facts."—Arlington Independent School District

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195078770
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/01/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 11.56(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

John J. Patrick is a professor of education and director of the Social Studies Development Center at Indiana University, and he is director of the ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education. He has written many books on citizenship and government for both adults and young adults.

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