The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions The Supreme Court has been the site 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 Decisio

  • Title: The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions
  • Author: Kermit L. Hall
  • ISBN: 9780195139242
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Supreme Court has been the site 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 over four hundred of the most important cases ever argued before the Court, from Marbury v Madison and Scott v Sandford the DreThe Supreme Court has been the site 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 over four hundred 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 Here are the landmark decisions that have shaped American life, described by some of our most eminent legal scholars Arranged alphabetically, 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 importantly, the entries feature an informative account of the particulars of the case, the legal and social background, the reasoning behind the Court s decision, and the case s impact on American society Kermit Hall has drawn the material primarily from the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court, revising and updating entries where necessary, and he has written 47 new entries covering recent notable cases, including Clinton v Jones, Reno v Shaw, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v Casey, and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc v FCC The Guide also features a case index including all cases mentioned anywhere in the text , a topical index, the Constitution of the United States, an appendix on the Justices, and a legal glossary For anyone interested in the great controversies of our time, this invaluable book is a must read a primer on the epic constitutional battles that have informed American life.

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    1. Of course I love this book; but I love the foundation of the law. We all have principles; and when you can't understand when the Supreme Court rules against your seemingly right principle; this book will help you understand the history behind the cases that bring forth the poignant questions the Court was faced with when deciding these important cases that shape the legal aspects of our country.Do you know who the Scottsoboro Defendants are? Would you agree with this case outcome once you find o [...]

    2. The cases in this book are alphabetically organized, with brief summaries of decisions and some background information. Together with the the topical index (not mention the case index), this is a very helpful tool to get acquainted with the Supreme Court decisions. In addition there is a brief glossary, for terms such as "in re" (Latin for "in the matter of" a phrase used to designate cases lacking formally adverserial parties. It refers to the thing that is the subject of litigation, such as a [...]

    3. I used this book to supplement my text books for a Constitutional law class in college. I was amazed at how nicely each U.S. Supreme Court case was broken down and presented in a clear and concise manner. It was a huge help when I was trying to keep track of all the decisions that we covered.

    4. This is the type of book one uses more for reference than anything else. One way or another, I really like it very much. Great information, unbiased.

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