Supreme Court

ISBN-10: 0375708618
ISBN-13: 9780375708619
Edition: 2002 (Revised)
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Description: This new edition of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist’s classic book offers a lively and accessible history of the Supreme Court. His engaging writing illuminates both the high and low points in the Court's history, from Chief Justice Marshall’s  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

This new edition of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist’s classic book offers a lively and accessible history of the Supreme Court. His engaging writing illuminates both the high and low points in the Court's history, from Chief Justice Marshall’s dominance of the Court during the early nineteenth century through the landmark decisions of the Warren Court. Citing cases such as the Dred Scott decision and Roosevelt's Court-packing plan, Rehnquist makes clear that the Court does not operate in a vacuum, that the justices are unavoidably influenced by their surroundings, and that their decisions have real and lasting impacts on our society. The public often hears little about the Supreme Court until decisions are handed down. Here, Rehnquist reveals its inner workings--the process by which cases are chosen, the nature of the conferences where decisions are made, and the type of debates that take place. With grace and wit, this incisive history gives a dynamic and informative account of the most powerful court in the nation and how it has shaped the direction America has taken.

Preface
Introduction: A Law Clerk Comes to Washington
Marbury v. Madison
The Marshall Court
The Taney Court
Justices Miller and Field
Justices Peckham, Holmes, and Brandeis
The Court-Packing Plan
The New Deal Court
The Steel Seizure Case in the Lower Courts
The Steel Seizure Case in the Supreme Court
The Warren Court
Presidential Appointments to the Supreme Court
Certioraris: Picking the Cases to Be Decided
How the Court Does Its Work: Oral Argument
How the Court Does Its Work: Deciding the Cases
The Court in Its Third Century
App.: Table of Cases
Bibliography
Index

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