Essential Supreme Court Decisions: Summaries of Leading Cases in U.S. Constitutional Law

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010 - Law - 535 pages
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"Having worn well for more than half a century, Essential Supreme Court Decisions continues to provide a much-needed, comprehensive, no-nonsense, no-frills format for studying basic elements of constitutional law. No wonder it has been so popular with students and faculty alike."---Henry J. Abraham, James Hart Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia

"The fifteenth edition of Essential Supreme Court Decisions is the most comprehensive collection of Supreme Court decisions in print John R. Vile has admirably carried on the great tradition of this volume, distilling the greatest decisions of the Supreme Court into easy-to-read briefs that explain the context, facts, issues, reasoning, and significance for each. This is an indispensable volume for scholars and professors who want to know and understand what the Court has said and why in its most important cases. The beauty of Essential Supreme Court Decisions is in how easy it is to read, how comprehensive the coverage is, and how scholarly and balanced the treatment of the decisions are."---David Schultz, Hamline University

The only reference guide to Supreme Court cases organized both topically and chronologically within chapters so that readers understand how cases fit into a historical context, the fifteenth edition has been extensively revised to ensure that it remains the most up-to-date resource available. An essential resource for students, lawyers, and everyone interested in our nation's Constitution and the Supreme Court decisions that explicate it.

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John R. Vile is professor of political science at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the author or editor of numerous books on Political Science and Constitutional Law including Presidential Winner and Losers: Words of Victory and Concession; The Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments and A Companion to the U.S. Constitution and Its Amendments.

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