Multcolib Everybody Reads 2014: The Supreme Court through the years
Annotation:A detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action, the authors give us an unprecedented view of the Chief and Associate Justices -- maneuvering, arguing, politicking, compromising and making decisions that affect every major area of American life.
Annotation:Here are 37 of the most significant issues the Court has grappled with; from equal rights to privacy rights, from the limits of speech to the boundaries between church and state. Many of these cases read like thrillers, right down to their cliff-hanging endings.
Annotation:Author Greenhouse 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.
Annotation:"In the first Supreme Court history told primarily through eyewitness accounts from Court insiders, Clare Cushman provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at the people, practices, and traditions that have shaped an American institution for more than two hundred years." (Publisher)
Annotation:From Anthony Kennedy's self-importance, to Antonin Scalia's combativeness, to David Souter's eccentricity, and even Sandra Day O'Connor's fateful breach with President George W. Bush, this book offers a rare personal look at how the individual style of each justice affects the way in which they wield their considerable power.
Annotation:Marcia Coyle's inside account captures how those cases began and how they ultimately exposed the great divides among the justices.
Annotation:From the first woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court comes this fascinating book about the history and evolution of the highest court in the land.
Annotation: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."
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