A People's History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped OurConstitution: Revised Edition (Google eBook)
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing
Taking a representative (if not comprehensive) accounting of the Supreme Court's most significant decisions, Irons puts cultural and political context--and a human face--to the parties involved ... Read full review
Review: A People's History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our ConstitutionUser Review - Jim - Goodreads
Despite the title, does not owe much to Howard Zinn in its telling. A solidly researched book with good use of sources. Will give the reader a good overview of the institution and its major impact on US history and society. Read full review