Understanding the U. S. Supreme Court

ISBN-10: 0072337311

ISBN-13: 9780072337310

Edition: 2002

Authors: Kevin T. McGuire

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Book details

List price: $40.94
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 7/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface
An Overview of the Supreme Court
Historical Change on the Supreme Court
Decision Making in Brief Plan of the Book
Suggested Readings
A Tale of Two Nominees: Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas
The Case of Robert Bork
The Case of Clarence Thomas
Who is Chosen?
Who is Confirmed?
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Reading
Setting the Court's Agenda: South Dakota v. Dole
The Road to the Supreme Court
The Process of Selecting Cases
Explaining Case Selection
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Reading
Making Decisions: McCleskey v. Kemp
An Overview of the Process
What Shapes Judicial Decision Making?
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Reading
Interest Groups in Litigation: Simon & Schuster, Inc. v New York State Crime Victims Board
Explaining Interest Group Activity Methods of Influence
Who Lobbies the Court?
Influence on the Supreme Court
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Reading
The Supreme Court's Policies and Their Impact: Buckley v. Valeo
The Court's Policy Agenda
Implementing Judicial Policy
Impact of the Court
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Reading
Index
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