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A People's History of the Supreme Court

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Publisher Comments:

Recent changes in the Supreme Court have placed the venerable institution at the forefront of current affairs, making this comprehensive and engaging work as timely as ever. In the tradition of Howard Zinn's classic A People's History of the United States, Peter Irons chronicles the decisions that have influenced virtually every aspect of our society, from the debates over judicial power to controversial rulings in the past regarding slavery, racial segregation, and abortion, as well as more current cases about school prayer, the Bush/Gore election results, and "enemy combatants." A comprehensive history of the people and cases that have changed history, this is the definitive account of the nation's highest court.

Synopsis:

Focusing on controversial rulings on slavery, racial segregation, free speech, school prayer, abortion, and gay rights, constitutional scholar Peter Irons offers a penetrating look at the highest court in the land.

Synopsis:

'It is such good reading that we allow the author to lead us places in history that we might not have expected to travel. (The Boston Globe)'

About the Author

'Peter Irons is a professor of political science at the University of California at San Diego. He is the author of several books, the first of which, The New Deal Lawyers, was voted the best work in American legal history by the Law and Society Association.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140292015
Foreword:
Zinn, Howard
Author:
Zinn, Howard
Author:
Irons, Peter
Author:
Irons, Peter H.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Law and politics
Subject:
Courts - Supreme Court
Subject:
United States - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 42-007GU/AS
Publication Date:
20000801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.97x6.00x1.18 in. 1.31 lbs.

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Product details 560 pages Penguin Putnam - English 9780140292015 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Focusing on controversial rulings on slavery, racial segregation, free speech, school prayer, abortion, and gay rights, constitutional scholar Peter Irons offers a penetrating look at the highest court in the land.
"Synopsis" by , 'It is such good reading that we allow the author to lead us places in history that we might not have expected to travel. (The Boston Globe)'
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