The Supreme Court: Controversies, Cases, and Characters from John Jay to John Roberts [4 volumes]: Controversies, Cases, and Characters from John Jay to John Roberts

The Supreme Court: Controversies, Cases, and Characters from John Jay to John Roberts [4 volumes]: Controversies, Cases, and Characters from John Jay to John Roberts

by Paul Finkelman

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Overview

An insightful, chronological—by chief justice—examination of the Supreme Court that enables students and readers to understand and appreciate the constitutional role the Court plays in American government and society.

• Useful for high school students, undergraduate students, and general readers researching the Supreme Court in general, investigating specific issues, or seeking answers to personal interest questions

• Provides an accessible resource for chronologically tracing the development of civil and human rights issues from the Warren Court to the present

• Examines the legacy of each Chief Justice's Court by its significant cases or decisions as well as its influence on the historical era

• Notes the dramatic or long-lasting effects of Court decisions and addresses the most controversial decisions of the 21st century, underscoring the significance of Supreme Court decisions on society overall

• Argues that the Court has long had a political presence and influence rather than existing as simply a legal entity

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610693950
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1385
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Paul Finkelman, PhD, is President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy and Senior Fellow, Government Law Center at Albany Law School. His published work includes Praeger's Terrorism, Government, and Law: National Authority and Local Autonomy in the War on Terror.

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