Synopses & Reviews
Can the government seize your house in order to build a shopping mall? Can it determine what you can do to your own body? Why are you allowed to copy songs on a CD, but not music files from the Internet? The answers to those questions come from the Supreme Courtand its rulings have shaped American life and justice. Here are 34 of the most significant issues it has grappled withfrom equal rights to privacy rights, from the limits of speech to the boundaries between church and state. Many of these cases read like thrillers
right down to their cliff-hanging endings. Among the most intriguing: the Dred Scott decision, Miranda v. Arizona, Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, and Bush v. Gore.
About the Author
Michael G. Trachtman is a founder and president of Powell, Trachtman, Logan, Carrle & Lombardo, P.C., a litigation and business practice law firm located in suburban Philadelphia, and the author of What Every Executive Better Know About the Law.'