The Supreme Court Explained

The Supreme Court Explained

by Ellen Greenberg

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The Supreme Court Explained by Ellen Greenberg

Finally, the workings of the Supreme Court revealed in this marvelously clear guideto our most important judicial institution.The Supreme Court Explained is the only book to get at the basics of the Courtwhat Ellen Greenberg terms the process, the stage, the players, the script, and the rulesin brief and accessible fashion. She tracks the flow of a case through the Court. She defines the tricky legal terms. She reminds the reader that we have the right of appeal to the Supreme Courtif the case is within its jurisdictionas long as we follow the rules. She shows how to use the Internet to keep up with the latest decisions. In addition, the reader will be able to find quickly a list of all justices (and those who were turned down) past and present, the presidents who appointed them, and, uniquely, the party in majority when they were approved. Decisions that changed the course of history are referenced by twenty-two landmark cases. Appendices include an overview of the federal court system and the recently announced forty-eight rules of the Supreme Court.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393040975
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/1997
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Ellen Greenberg, a C-SPAN watcher, lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Table of Contents


1. The Stage and the Players
2. The Script
3. The Route tothe Supreme Court
4. From Introduction to Decision
5. Reaching Out
6. Finding and Identifying a Case
Appendix A. The Federal Court System
Appendix B. Supreme Court Justices
Appendix C. The Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States
Appendix D. The United States Constitution Index

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