The Washington Post Supreme Court Year in Review 2009: The Major Cases and Decisions of 2008

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Kaplan, Nov 25, 2008 - Law - 408 pages
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Complete coverage of the important Supreme Court cases and findings of 2008 with commentary from the legal desk of The Washington Post. Organized by subject area, this review will cover the cases of the Supreme Court that have the biggest impact on our country. Whether your interest is in personal freedom, Constitutional law, or legal decisions that directly affect business or politics, this book provides the details of the cases that confirm or change the direction of law in the United States.

Select commentary from the staff of The Washington Post’s legal desk will clarify and pull together how the decisions affect each of us and affect the legal system of our country.

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The Washington Postnewspaper is an operating division ofThe Washington Post Company. The Company is a diversified media company whose principal operations include newspaper and magazine publishing, television broadcasting, cable television systems, electronic information services, test preparation and educational and career services. Company headquarters are in Washington, D.C. Since it first began publication over a century ago,The Washington Posthas grown into one of the most recognized news organizations in the world. With an average weekday circulation of over 700,000, thePostis the premier news source on American government. When The Washington Post was first published in 1877, it contained four pages, cost three cents and had a circulation of 10,000. Reporters traveled about on foot and by hack, horsecar and highwheeled bicycle. The newspaper type was hand-set from the longhand copy of reporters and editors. Now, more than 850 people work in The Post's News department, helping to produce the most readable, compelling and accurate newspaper possible, 365 days a year. In addition to the main newsroom in the District of Columbia, The Post maintains 13bureausin Maryland and Virginia, six bureaus around the country and 20 around the world. The Washington Post has long been one of the most widely respected news authorities on the Supreme Court and is one of the most lauded newspapers in the United States, winning five Pulitzer prizes in 2008 alone.

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