The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

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Kermit Hall, James W. Ely
Oxford University Press, 2009 - Law - 499 pages
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The Supreme Court has been the site of some of the great debates of American history, from child labor and prayer in the schools, to busing and abortion. The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions offers lively and insightful accounts of the most important cases ever argued before the Court, from Marbury v. Madison and Scott v. Sandford (the Dred Scott decision) to Brown v. Board of Education and Roe v. Wade.

This new edition of the Guide contains more than 450 entries on major Supreme Court cases, including 53 new entries on the latest landmark rulings. Among the new entries are Bush v. Gore, Nixon v. United States, Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights. Four decisions (Hamdi v. Bush, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Rasu v. Bush, and Rumsfeld v. Padilla) are considered in a single essay entitled "Enemy Combatant Cases." Arranged alphabetically and written by eminent legal scholars, each entry provides the United States Reports citation, the date the case was argued and decided, the vote of the Justices, who wrote the opinion for the Court, who concurred, and who dissented. More important, the entries feature an informative account of the particulars of the case, the legal and social background, the reasoning behind the Courts decision, and the cases impact on American society. For this edition, Ely has added an extensive Further Reading section and revised the Case Index and Topical Index.

For anyone interested in the great controversies of our time, this invaluable book is a must reada primer on the epic constitutional battles that have informed American life.

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In this expansion of the 2000 edition, Hall (Oxford Companion to Supreme Court) and Ely (Bill of Rights in Modern America) assemble the scholarship of 161 field specialists, who summarize the Supreme ... Read full review

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Ohio State dean and history/law professor Hall has assembled a stellar panel of experts to distill the essence of 440 key Supreme Court decisions. The cases are discussed in alphabetical order, with ... Read full review

Contents

GLOSSARY OF TERMS
397
APPENDIX
419
Chronology of the Justices Succession
433
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The late Kermit Hall was President of the State University of New York at Albany.
James W. Ely Jr. is Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise, Professor of Law, and Professor of History at Vanderbilt University.

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