SCOTUS 2019: Major Decisions and Developments of the US Supreme Court, 1st Edition

  • David Klein
  • Morgan Marietta
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 3030299562
  • ISBN-13: 9783030299569
  • DDC: 347.7326
  • 158 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Each year, the Supreme Court of the United States announces new rulings with deep consequences for our lives. This second volume in Palgrave's SCOTUS series explains and contextualizes the landmark cases of the US Supreme Court in the term ending 2019. With a close look at cases involving key issues and debates in American politics and society, this book tackles the Court's rulings on the census citizenship question, partisan gerrymandering, religious monuments, the death penalty, race in jury selection, double jeopardy, jury trials for reimprisonment during supervised release, Fourth Amendment protection for blood alcohol tests, deference to federal agencies, excessive fines under the Eighth Amendment and more. Written by notable scholars in political science and law, the chapters present the details of each ruling, its meaning for constitutional debate, and its impact on public policy or partisan politics. Finally, the book offers an analysis of the controversial Justice Brett Kavanaugh's first term in office, as well as a big-picture look at the implications of the Court's decisions for the direction of this new Roberts Court. It offers a big-picture overview of the key cases of the Supreme Court's 2019 term; explains each ruling in a manner accessible to students, scholars, and general readers without deep background in constitutional law; and considers the political ramifications of the major rulings for public policy, the constitutional debate, or partisan politics.