The Supreme Court: Controversies, Cases, and Characters from John Jay to John Roberts, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Paul Finkelman
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  • ISBN-10: 1610693957
  • ISBN-13: 9781610693950
  • DDC: 347.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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American citizens need to understand the importance of the Supreme Court in determining how our government and society operates, regardless of whether or not they agree with the Court's opinions. Unfortunately, the role and powers of the third branch of government are not well understood by the American public. After an introduction and overview to the history of the Supreme Court from 1789 to 2013, this book examines the Court's decisions chronologically by Chief Justice, allowing readers to grasp how the role and powers of the Court have developed and shifted over time. The chapters depict the Court as the essential agent of review and an integrated part of the government, regardless of the majority/minority balance on the Court, and of which political party is in the White House or controlling the House or Senate.



  • Paul Finkelman

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: The Jay and Ellsworth Courts.
3: The Marshall Court.
4: The Taney Court.
5: The Chase Court.
Title Page.
1: The Waite Court.
2: The Fuller Court.
3: The White Court.
4: The Taft Court.
Title Page.
1: The Hughes Court.
2: The Stone Court.
3: The Vinson Court.
4: The Warren Court.
Title Page.
1: The Burger Court.
2: The Rehnquist Court.
3: The Roberts Court.
Members of the Supreme Court of the United States.
About the Editor and Contributors.