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Handy Supreme Court Answer Book (07 Edition)by David L. Hudson
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From the origins of the court to modern practical matters—including the federal judiciary system, the Supreme Courts session schedule, and the argument, decision, and appeal process—this resource provides detailed answers on all aspects of the Supreme Court. Exploring the social, cultural, and political atmosphere in which judges are nominated and serve, this guide book answers questions such as When did the tradition of nine justices on the bench begin? When did the practice of hiring law clerks to assist with legal research and writing begin? and How do cases reach the Supreme Court? Details on historic decisions—including Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, Miranda v. Arizona, and Bush v. Gore—accompany a thorough history of all 17 Supreme Court Chief Justices.
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For students, teachers, lawyers, and history buffs, this reference provides answers to many questions about the Supreme Court from its origins in 1789 to the present. In a question and answer format, it covers the history and development of the Supreme Court, its rules and practices, trivia, major decisions like Brown v. Board of Education and famous cases involving celebrities, information on the Justices' personalities, and the chief justices and their Courts in chronological order, as well as the associate justices. Some excerpts from the Court's opinions are incorporated. Hudson is an attorney and author who works as a First Amendment Scholar at Vanderbilt U. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
David L. Hudson is a first-amendment scholar for the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. He is a contributing editor to the American Bar Associations Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases and the author of The Rehnquist Court. He lives in Smyrna, Tennessee.
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