The Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States : A Student Companion

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This completely revised and updated third edition to the Young Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (1994) and The Supreme Court of the United States, second edition (2001) contains a complete, A-to-Z encyclopedia of the Supreme Court, its history, and current operations. This third edition includes new articles on six cases: American Library Association v. United States (2003), Bush v. Gore (2000), Grutter v. Bollinger (2003), Lawrence v. Texasr (2003), Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925), and Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002). Other new articles cover Fundamental rights doctrine, Intermediate scrutiny, Preferred freedoms doctrine, Strict scrutiny, and National security issues. There are updates to articles on all sitting justices, and new articles on the two newly appointed justices, Chief Justice John Roberts and Samuel Alito. The following 17 articles are updated with new examples and cases: Abortion, Affirmative action, Appointment of justices, Capital punishment, Due process of law, Equality under the Constitution, Federalism, Freedom of speech and press, Impeachment, Jurisdiction, Lemon test, Privacy, right to, Property rights, Religious issues under the Constitution, Rights of the accused, Searches and seizures, Separation of powers. All of the back matter is thoroughly updated.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 415 pages
  • 218.4 x 279.4 x 33mm | 1,383.47g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3rd Revised ed.
  • 0195309251
  • 9780195309256

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"The clean, graphic layout of the pages and isolated, easy-to-find page headings contribute greatly to readability. In addition to thorough coverage, what sets this volume apart from other reference materials is the liberal use of pertinent photographs, political cartoons, and replicas of primary documents, courtroom sketches, woodcut illustrations, flow charts, chronologies, and maps. Three appendixes offer terms of the justices, a schematic of the Supreme Court and visitor's information, and Web sites, while further reading suggestions complete this useful encyclopedia. The inclusion of so many illustrations makes this a welcome and necessary addition to every high school library. Highly recommended."-Lori Robinson, March 2007 Library Media Conection, starred reviewshow more

About John J Patrick

John J. Patrick is a Professor Emeritus of Education and Director of Social Studies Development Center at Indiana University.show more

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