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Supreme Court Decisions

ISBN-10: 0143121995
ISBN-13: 9780143121992
Edition: 6th 2012
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Description: In time for the upcoming election season, Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author ofThe Penguin Guide to  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English

In time for the upcoming election season, Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author ofThe Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life, including the founding documents, pivotal historical speeches, and important Supreme Court decisions, to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues.The Supreme Court is one of America's leading expositors of and participants in debates about American values. Legal expert Jay M. Feinman introduces and selects some of the most importantSupreme Court Decisionsof all time, which touch on the very foundations of American society. These cases cover a vast array of issues, from the powers of government and freedom of speech to freedom of religion and civil liberties. Feinman offers commentary on each case and excerpts from the opinions of the Justices that show the range of debate in the Supreme Court and its importance to civil society. Among the cases included will beMarbury v. Madison, on the supremacy of the Constitution and the power of judicial review;U.S. v. Nixon, on separation of powers; andHamdi v. Rumsfeld, a post-9/11 case on presidential power and due process.

RICHARD BEEMAN is John Welsh Centennial Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. He is editor of the Penguin Civic Classics series and the author of seven books, including The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution . He lives in Philadelphia.

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