Contemporary Supreme Court Cases Landmark Decisions since Roe v Wade 2nd Edition 2 volumes

Author: Donald E. Lively
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440837139
Format: PDF
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With its blend of accessible writing and actual excerpts from Court opinions, this book serves to explain the legal and cultural underpinnings of landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the past 35 years—and to illuminate how these decisions have shaped the trajectory and character of modern American society. • Provides comprehensive, objective, and accessible coverage of major Supreme Court decisions since the early 1970s • Presents easy-to-understand breakdowns of competing perspectives on contemporary constitutional issues that illuminate divisions within the Court • Places modern case law into historical perspective for readers of all levels of expertise • Enables readers to appreciate that interpreting the U.S. Constitution is not simple, contrary to some political rhetoric regarding the document

Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Author: Gary R. Hartman
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Discusses important Supreme Court cases that influenced American law, offering information on the key issues, background, decisions, and significance of the case.

Supreme Court A to Z

Author: Kenneth Jost
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1608717445
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Supreme Court A to Z offers accessible information about the Supreme Court, including its history, traditions, organization, dynamics, and personalities. The entries in The Supreme Court A to Z are arranged alphabetically and are extensively cross-referenced to related information. This volume also has a detailed index, reference materials on Supreme Court nominations, a seat chart of the justices, the U.S. Constitution, online sources of decisions, and a bibliography to help simplify research. The fifth edition of The Supreme Court A to Z has been thoroughly updated to incorporate coverage of significant new cases and recent changes on the bench and includes more than 350 alphabetized entries. Presented in an engaging reader-friendly design, this edition includes: - Biographies of recently appointed Associate Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor - Updated entries on key issues and concepts, including abortion, campaigns and elections, civil rights, class action, due process, freedom of the press, retired justices, reapportionment and redistricting, school desegregation, and war powers - New entries on criminal law and media and the court, which highlights the Court's online presence - This timely resource also includes updated seat charts of the justices, online sources for finding decisions, and a selected bibliography The Supreme Court A to Z is part of CQ Press's five-volume American Government A to Z series.

The Supreme Court of the United States

Author: John J. Patrick
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019029485X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This completely revised and updated third edition to the Young Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (1994) and The Supreme Court of the United States, second edition (2001) contains a complete, A-to-Z encyclopedia of the Supreme Court, its history, and current operations. This third edition includes new articles on six cases: American Library Association v. United States (2003), Bush v. Gore (2000), Grutter v. Bollinger (2003), Lawrence v. Texasr (2003), Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925), and Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002). Other new articles cover Fundamental rights doctrine, Intermediate scrutiny, Preferred freedoms doctrine, Strict scrutiny, and National security issues. There are updates to articles on all sitting justices, and new articles on the two newly appointed justices, Chief Justice John Roberts and Samuel Alito. The following 17 articles are updated with new examples and cases: Abortion, Affirmative action, Appointment of justices, Capital punishment, Due process of law, Equality under the Constitution, Federalism, Freedom of speech and press, Impeachment, Jurisdiction, Lemon test, Privacy, right to, Property rights, Religious issues under the Constitution, Rights of the accused, Searches and seizures, Separation of powers. All of the back matter is thoroughly updated.

Tapping the Government Grapevine

Author: Judith Schiek Robinson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1573560243
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discusses access to government publications, explains the operation of the Government Printing Office, and tells how to search for regulations, statistics, and information

The Supreme Court Under Edward Douglass White 1910 1921

Author: Walter F. Pratt
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570033094
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"Looking beyond the legal issues confronted by the Court, Pratt examines White's efforts to maintain collegiality among the justices, his refusal to use his office to support needed changes in the Court's jurisdiction, and his hesitant guidance of the institution into uncharted legal and constitutional territory. Pratt concludes that White's style of leadership ultimately proved less than adequate to meet the challenges of the tumultuous era."--BOOK JACKET.

Guns in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 2nd Edition 3 volumes

Author: Gregg Lee Carter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313386714
Format: PDF
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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

Cases in Communication Law

Author: Paul Siegel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742572668
Format: PDF
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Of the sixty-one cases represented in the second edition of Paul Siegel's popular Cases in Communication Law, forty-one are U. S. Supreme Court decisions, eleven are federal appellate decisions, and four were decided at the federal district court level. The book also includes five state cases. Twenty-two of the cases presented here are new to this edition, including Republican Party of Minnesota v. White, ABC v. Stewart, Solano v. Playgirl, and Amrak Productions v. Morton. Cases dropped from the first edition will be made available on an author-maintained website. This casebook can be used separately or as a companion to Siegel's Communication Law in America.