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A People's History of the Supreme Court

The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitution
Irons, Peter H. (Book - 2006)
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Recent changes in the Supreme Court have placed the venerable institution at the forefront of current affairs, making this comprehensive and engaging work as timely as ever. In the tradition of Howard Zinn's classic A People's History of the United States , Peter Irons chronicles the decisions that have influenced virtually every aspect of our society, from the debates over judicial power to controversial rulings in the past regarding slavery, racial segregation, and abortion, as well as more current cases about school prayer, the Bush/Gore election results, and "enemy combatants." A comprehensive history of the people and cases that have changed history, this is the definitive account of the nation's highest court.
Authors: Irons, Peter H., 1940-
Title: A people's history of the Supreme Court
the men and women whose cases and decisions have shaped our Constitution
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006
Edition: Rev. ed
Characteristics: xx, 588 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Peter Irons
ISBN: 0143037382
Branch Call Number: 347.7326 I713p 2006
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [573]-577) and index
Subject Headings: Law Political aspects Constitutional law United States United States. Supreme Court History
Topical Term: Law
Constitutional law
LCCN: 2006044779
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Changes in the Supreme Court have placed the venerable institution at the forefront of current affairs, making this comprehensive and engaging work as timely as ever. In the tradition of Howard Zinn's classic A People's History of the United States , Peter Irons chronicles the decisions that have... Read More »

Peter Irons chronicles the decisions that have influenced virtually every aspect of our society, from the debates over judicial power to controversial rulings in the past regarding slavery, racial segregation, and abortion, as well as more current cases about school prayer, the Bush/Gore election... Read More »


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