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A People's History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitutionrevised Edition

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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.

Book News Annotation:

In this comprehensive and timely work, Irons (political science, U. of California, San Diego, emeritus) traces the history of America's highest court and its rulings, from the debates over judicial power in the 1780s to recent struggles over gay rights, the Ten Commandments, abortion, and enemy combatants. This revised edition of the 1999 publication includes discussions of Bush v. Gore and Padilla v. Rumsfeld.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

In this comprehensive and timely work, Irons (political science, U. of California, San Diego, emeritus) traces the history of America's highest court and its rulings, from the debates over judicial power in the 1780s to recent struggles over gay rights, the Ten Commandments, abortion, and enemy combatants. This revised edition of the 1999 publication includes discussions of Bush v. Gore and Padilla v. Rumsfeld. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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)

Synopsis:

Now updated with recent cases regarding the Ten Commandments and recent changes to the bench, this volume offers a penetrating look at the highest court in the land and focuses on controversial rulings on racial segregation, free speech, and school prayer.

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:
9780143037385
Author:
Irons, Peter
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Foreword by:
Zinn, Howard
Foreword:
Zinn, Howard
Author:
Irons, Peter H.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Law and politics
Subject:
Courts - Supreme Court
Subject:
Government - Judicial Branch
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
Law - Political aspects
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.98x6.04x1.31 in. 1.37 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"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)
"Synopsis" by , Now updated with recent cases regarding the Ten Commandments and recent changes to the bench, this volume offers a penetrating look at the highest court in the land and focuses on controversial rulings on racial segregation, free speech, and school prayer.

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