The Supreme Court : a citizen's guide
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|Kirtland Community College Library||KF 8742 .W34 1993||30515167||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0886876923 :
ix, 342 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Pharos Books, c1993.
|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.|
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|Subject:||United States. Supreme Court History
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The Supreme Court : A Citizen's Guide
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It's been argued that one can never know too much about the U.S. Supreme Court and how it conducts its important legal and political business. Assuming the truth of that premise, this new volume is a fine addition to the growing literature on our highest court. In essence, Wagman has provided an informative, readable guide for the lay reader who wishes to learn more about the Court but doesn't know where to go. He includes a history of the court, profiles every justice, discusses the 100 most significant decisions, and analyzes the direction of the current court. This self-described ``citizen's guide'' to the court and its business makes our least visible branch much more accessible than before. For anyone who wishes ``to draw near'' to the Court, this work is a worthy, able assistant. Especially recommended for public libraries and a nonscholarly audience. For a major scholarly reference, see The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States , LJ 9/1/92.--Ed.-- Stephen K. Shaw, Northwest Nazarene Coll., Nampa, Id. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.