For 30 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Linda Greenhouse chronicled the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court and its justices as a correspondent for the New York Times. In this Very Short Introduction, she draws on her deep knowledge of the court's history and of its written and unwritten rules to show readers how the Supreme Court really works.
This online encyclopedia explores American law, the processes that produce its legal principles, and the history of the Supreme Court. Overview essays address the history of such topics as citizenship, due process, Native Americans, racism, and contraception, emphasizing the social context of each and the social and political pressures that shaped interpretation.
Available online at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore
Call Number: B Canaday, H Magill, S McCabe Reference (Main Level) KF4548.5 .O97 2009
Publication Date: 2009-03-11
This guide contains more than 450 entries on major Supreme Court cases. Arranged alphabetically and written by legal scholars, each entry provides the United States Reports citation, the date the case was argued and decided, the vote of the Justices, who wrote the opinion for the Court, who concurred, and who dissented. Entries also include an account of the particulars of the case, the legal and social background, and the reasoning behind the Courts decision.
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In The Supreme Court, Lawrence Baum provides a brief yet comprehensive introduction to the U.S. Supreme Court, examining the selection, backgrounds, and departures of justices; the creation of the Court’s agenda; the decision-making process and the factors that shape the Court’s decisions; the substance of the Court’s policies; and the Court’s impact on government and American society.