Guide to the Supreme Court, 5th Edition

  • David Savage
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  • ISBN-10: 1608712591
  • ISBN-13: 9781608712595
  • DDC: 347.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1499 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released December 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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No other reference on the U.S. Supreme Court offers so much detail and insight in so readable a format. Now revised and updated through 2003, this classic reference explains everything readers need to know about the Supreme Court, from its origins and how it functions, to the people who have shaped it and the impact of its decisions on American life.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Summary Table of Contents.
Table of Contents.
1: Origins and Development of the Court.
2: Origins of Judicial Power.
3: From the Gilded Age to the Great Depression.
4: The New Deal, Civil Rights, and the Conservative Revival.
5: The Court and the Federal System.
6: The Court and the Powers of Congress.
7: The Court and the Powers of the President.
8: The Court's Role in Shaping the Powers of Government.
9: The Court and the States.
10: The Court and the Individual.
11: The Court and the Individual.
12: Freedom for Ideas: The First Amendment and the Right to Believe, to Speak, to Assemble, to Petition, and to Publish.
13: The Rights of Political Participation.
14: The Second Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms.
15: Crime and Punishment.
16: Equal Rights and Equal Protection of the Laws.
17: Liberty and Privacy.