Landmark Supreme Court Cases: The Most Influential Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States / Edition 1

Landmark Supreme Court Cases: The Most Influential Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0816024529
ISBN-13:
9780816024520
Pub. Date:
03/28/2004
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated

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Landmark Supreme Court Cases: The Most Influential Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States / Edition 1

Through its interpretations of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Supreme Court issues decisions that shape American law, define the functioning of government and society, and address the most important issues of the day. Justices are nominated by the president, are confirmed by Congress, and receive lifetime appointments to their seats. No court in the country can overturn Supreme Court rulings. Famous cases such as Roe v. Wade, Plessy v. Ferguson, Dred Scott v. John F. A. Sandford, and Miranda v. Arizona are among the most important heard by the Court, but many others have also profoundly impacted American life.

For students of American history and political science, Landmark Supreme Court Cases provides current, concise, and thorough summaries of more than 350 of the most important and influential U.S. Supreme Court cases. Ideal as a quick reference or starting point for further research, the book covers cases on such issues as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, civil rights, labor unions, abortion, antitrust and competition, due process, search and seizure, executive privilege, and more. Organized alphabetically by court case, each entry includes the case title and legal citation, year of decision, key issue, historical background, legal arguments, decision (majority and dissenting opinions), aftermath and significance, related cases, and recommended reading. Other features include a chronology of cases, an index of cases by parties and by popular titles, a subject index, a glossary of legal terms, and guidance on how to read a legal citation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816024520
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Series: Library in a Book Series
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Entries by Subjectv
Prefaceix
Introductionxi
Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Abortion1
Antitrust and Competition17
Civil Rights and Equal Protection27
Contracts137
Due Process151
Executive Privilege227
Interstate Commerce237
Labor Unions261
Freedom of the Press269
Privacy285
Freedom of Religion301
Search and Seizure333
Freedom of Speech and Assembly359
Taxation451
Jurisdiction461
Additional Cases477
Appendixes
I.Cases by Title527
II.Chronological List of Cases531
Glossary537
Sources by Case551
Bibliography573
Index574

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