Supreme Court A to Z

Author: Kenneth Jost

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 668

View: 800

The Supreme Court A to Z offers accessible information about the Supreme Court, including its history, traditions, organization, dynamics, and personalities. The entries in The Supreme Court A to Z are arranged alphabetically and are extensively cross-referenced to related information. This volume also has a detailed index, reference materials on Supreme Court nominations, a seat chart of the justices, the U.S. Constitution, online sources of decisions, and a bibliography to help simplify research. The fifth edition of The Supreme Court A to Z has been thoroughly updated to incorporate coverage of significant new cases and recent changes on the bench and includes more than 350 alphabetized entries. Presented in an engaging reader-friendly design, this edition includes: - Biographies of recently appointed Associate Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor - Updated entries on key issues and concepts, including abortion, campaigns and elections, civil rights, class action, due process, freedom of the press, retired justices, reapportionment and redistricting, school desegregation, and war powers - New entries on criminal law and media and the court, which highlights the Court's online presence - This timely resource also includes updated seat charts of the justices, online sources for finding decisions, and a selected bibliography The Supreme Court A to Z is part of CQ Press's five-volume American Government A to Z series.

Landmark Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court

Author: James Daley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 147

Unabridged majority decisions from 13 influential cases include Marbury v. Madison, Dred Scott v. John F. A. Sandford, Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, Bush v. Gore, more.

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law

Author: Gregg Lee Carter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 1096

View: 460

Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

Contemporary Supreme Court Cases

Landmark Decisions Since Roe V. Wade

Author: Donald E. Lively

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 262

View: 115

Provides concise but informative summaries of and insight into landmark Supreme Court Decisions since Roe v. Wade (1973).

Pathways to the US Supreme Court

From the Arena to the Monastery

Author: G. Nelson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 885

Pathways to the U.S. Supreme Court is a quantitative-historical recapitulation of the routes taken to the US Supreme Court by the 112 Justices who were confirmed by the Senate and served, and the 28 others whose candidacies for confirmation were defeated, withdrawn, or declined.

United States Constitutional Law

An Introduction

Author: Paul Rodgers

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 794

The great liberties and guarantees of the United States Constitution are stated as general principles, to be perpetuated and reapplied in a changing America. This book provides a basic understanding of Constitutional law, addressing both the history of the U.S. Constitution and each of its individual clauses. It explains the power of the Supreme Court, whereby a bare majority of five justices, each with lifetime tenure, can overrule the president, the Congress, and state and local governments—effectively declaring the rights and obligations of persons and organizations across the land. Referencing more than 950 Supreme Court decisions, the book treats each subject objectively and without opinionated commentary.

Contemporary Supreme Court Cases: Landmark Decisions since Roe v. Wade, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]

Landmark Decisions since Roe v. Wade

Author: Donald E. Lively

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 746

View: 660

With its blend of accessible writing and actual excerpts from Court opinions, this book serves to explain the legal and cultural underpinnings of landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the past 35 years—and to illuminate how these decisions have shaped the trajectory and character of modern American society. • Provides comprehensive, objective, and accessible coverage of major Supreme Court decisions since the early 1970s • Presents easy-to-understand breakdowns of competing perspectives on contemporary constitutional issues that illuminate divisions within the Court • Places modern case law into historical perspective for readers of all levels of expertise • Enables readers to appreciate that interpreting the U.S. Constitution is not simple, contrary to some political rhetoric regarding the document

Federal Tax Litigation

Author: Susan A. Berson

Publisher: Law Journal Press

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page:

View: 674

This book offers an insider's perspective on both the legal issues and practical considerations involved in handling a federal tax controversy.

Cases in Communication Law

Author: Paul Siegel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 332

View: 963

Of the sixty-one cases represented in the second edition of Paul Siegel's popular Cases in Communication Law, forty-one are U. S. Supreme Court decisions, eleven are federal appellate decisions, and four were decided at the federal district court level. The book also includes five state cases. Twenty-two of the cases presented here are new to this edition, including Republican Party of Minnesota v. White, ABC v. Stewart, Solano v. Playgirl, and Amrak Productions v. Morton. Cases dropped from the first edition will be made available on an author-maintained website. This casebook can be used separately or as a companion to Siegel's Communication Law in America.