A People's History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped OurConstitution: Revised Edition (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 25, 2006 - History - 576 pages
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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.


  

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User 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

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User 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

Contents

ARTICLE I
ARTICLE II
ARTICLE III
ARTICLE IV
ARTICLE VI
Notes
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20
CHAPTER 21
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 24
CHAPTER 25
CHAPTER 27

CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 28
CHAPTER 29
CHAPTER 31
CHAPTER 32
CHAPTER 34
CHAPTER 35
CHAPTER 36
CHAPTER 38
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About the author (2006)

Peter Irons is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of five previous award-winning books. The most recent, A People's History of the Supreme Court, was awarded the Silver Gavel Certificate of Merit by the American Bar Association.

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