The Supreme Court of the United States: A Student Companion

The Supreme Court of the United States: A Student Companion

by John J. Patrick


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This completely revised and updated edition contains a complete, A-to-Z encyclopedia of the Supreme Court, its history, and current operations. Updates to the third edition include: New articles on recent landmark cases such as American Library Association v. United States (concerning enactment and enforcement of the Children's Internet Protection Act), Bush v. Gore (concerning the contested 2000 Presidential election), Grutter v. Bollinger (concerning the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Michigan's law school), and Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (regarding school voucher programs), New articles on the fundamental rights doctrine, national security and liberty, the preferred freedoms doctrine, and strict scrutiny, Expanded articles on abortion rights, affirmative action, capital punishment, federalism, property rights, religion clauses of the 1st Amendment-and many more, Completely updated appendices and charts, New list of websites and additional resources for further reading.

The Companion also provides: Biographical sketches of all 110 justices, including the newest appointees, John J. Roberts Jr. and Samuel A. Alito Jr., Detailed discussions of more than 100 landmark Supreme Court cases, Definitions of legal terms and phrases associated with the Court's operations, Essays on key topics and issues in American constitutional law.

About the Author:
John J. Patrick is a professor emeritus of education and former director of the Social Studies Development Center at Indiana University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195309256
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/03/2006
Series: Student Companions to American Government Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 854,126
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition     7
How to Use this Book     8
The Supreme Court of the United States: A Student Companion     11
Terms of the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court     395
Visiting the Supreme Court Building     399
Websites     400
Further Reading     402
Index     406

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