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Kirtland Community College Library KF 8742 .W34 1993 30515167 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0886876923 :
  • Physical Description: ix, 342 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Pharos Books, c1993.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 308-320) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: How the Supreme Court works -- The history of the Court -- The decisions of the Court: the one hundred most important decisions -- The Supreme Court's ten worst decisions -- The justices of the Court -- Justices denied -- The Court and its people -- Glossary of legal terms -- Bibliography -- Appendix -- Index.
Subject: United States. Supreme Court History
Judges United States Biography
United States Constitutional law Interpretation and construction History

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The Supreme Court : A Citizen's Guide
The Supreme Court : A Citizen's Guide
by Wagman, Robert J.
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The Supreme Court : A Citizen's Guide

The Supreme Court has been at the center of American political and legal controversy for two hundred years. From Marbury v. Madison to Roe v. Wade and beyond, the court has decided matters of slavery, freedom of speech, criminal rights, privacy rights and civil rights. Battles over confirmation, and struggles between the President and the court have been at the center of some of the most dramatic constitutional crises in American history. Andrew Jackson's battles with Justice Marshall, Roosevelt's failed attempt to "pack" the court, and the court's vital role in Nixon's Watergate crisis are only a few of the dramatic moments in this fascinating story. As the only affordable one-volume study of the court available, this book feels a real void. It covers, in plain English, the whole panorama of the court's nearly 200 years of decision and debate, and includes biographies of every justice; a complete and concise history of the court; the 100 most important decisions, as well as the ten worst decisions; a detailed analysis of how one case makes its way through the court; a study of the people, the clerks, the support staff and the politics of the court's day-to-day operations, a complete glossary of legal terms, and a detailed bibliography. The Supreme Court: A Citizen's Guide is an indispensable book for American history scholars, legal buffs and everyone seeking a better understanding of the people, politics, and traditions of this vital institution.
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