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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)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A People's History of the Supreme Court
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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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 0143037382
Branch Call Number: 347.7326 I713p 2006
Characteristics: xx, 588 p. ;,23 cm

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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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