The Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court


Author: David Shultz
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816067392
Category: Electronic books
Page: 577
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An illustrated A-Z reference containing over 500 entries related to the history, important individuals, structure, and proceedings of the United States Supreme Court.

Die Federalist papers


Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406547546
Category: Constitutional history
Page: 583
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The Supreme Court

A Concise History
Author: Robert W. Langran,Robert Langran
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820461625
Category: Law
Page: 149
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This essential historical overview begins by noting that the Supreme Court is -arguably the least known and understood of the three branches of government-. Robert W. Langran's innovative approach will do much to provide students with a good understanding of the changing role and accomplishments of the Court from its inception to its latest decisions. This book discusses the most important decisions of the Court in chronological rather than topical order, illustrating how the cases fit into an historical timeframe as well as what roles the most influential justices played. In an easy, conversational style, Robert W. Langran discusses how the Court was formed, how justices are selected, how the Court selects its cases, and the broad shifts of the Court with regard to doctrine and attention to the popular and governmental interests of each period. Students gain important insights into why each Court voted the way it did and how those decisions influenced the votes of future Courts. "The Supreme Court," an excellent supplementary text for undergraduate classes in American government and American history, as well as introductory classes in political science, contains useful appendixes listing all justices and all cases discussed."

A History of the Tennessee Supreme Court


Author: Theodore Brown (Jr.)
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572331785
Category: History
Page: 459
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In this first comprehensive history of the Tennessee Supreme Court, seven leading scholars explore the role played by the Court in the social, economic, and political life of the state. Charting the evolution and organization of the Court (and its predecessor, the Superior Court of Law and Equity), the authors also assess the work of the Court within the larger context of the legal history of the South. Arranged chronologically, this volume covers the period from statehood in 1796 through the judicial election of 1998 and traces the range of contentious issues the Court has faced, including slavery, Reconstruction, economic rights, the regulation of business, and race and gender relations. The authors also outline the Court's relationship with the Supreme Court of the United States and chronicle the achievements of the Court in public and private law, state constitutional law, property law, criminal justice, and family law. The central themes that emerge include the nature of federalism, the search for judicial independence, and the practice of judicial review. As the authors demonstrate, the work of the Tennessee Supreme Court highlights the importance of state courts to the federal system and illuminates the interplay between regionalism and national norms in shaping a state's legal culture. Indeed, as mediator of conflicts between traditional southern values and national economic and social trends, the Court has generally, if sometimes belatedly, adopted national legal standards. Further, while the Court has tended to defer to the state's legislative decision-making process, it has on occasion assumed a more activist role in order to assert individual rights for Tennessee'scitizens. Sponsored by the Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society, this book is written for anyone interested in Tennessee history in general or legal history in particular. Appendixes include a comprehensive table of cases and biographical information about all the Court's judges.

Powers of the Supreme Court


Author: R. Conrad Stein
Publisher: Children's Press
ISBN: 9780516066974
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 30
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A brief overview explaining how the Supreme Court is the ultimate interpreter of our Constitution.

Freedom of Expression in the Supreme Court

The Defining Cases
Author: Terry Eastland
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847697106
Category: Law
Page: 397
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In Freedom of Expression in the Supreme Court, Terry Eastland brings together the Court's leading First Amendment cases, some 60 in all, starting with Schenck v. United States (1919) and ending with Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union (1998). Complete with a comprehensive introduction, pertinent indices and a useful bibliography, Freedom of Expression in the Supreme Court offers the general and specialized reader alike a thorough treatment of the Court's understanding on the First Amendment's speech, press, assembly, and petition clauses.

The Supreme Court in American Society

Equal Justice Under Law
Author: Kermit Hall
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815337577
Category: History
Page: 788
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Readable and information-filled, The Supreme Court in American Society is a valuable reference for students of law and history alike."--Jacket.

The Supreme Court and American Democracy

Case Studies on Judicial Review and Public Policy
Author: Earl E. Pollock
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313365253
Category: Law
Page: 419
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Topically arranged casebook of U.S. Supreme Court decisions with extensive commentary dissects the Court's decisions on current "hot-button" national policy issues.

Asian Americans and the Supreme Court

A Documentary History
Author: Hyung-chan Kim
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313272349
Category: History
Page: 1164
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Covering the past 150 years, this documentary history critiques major Supreme Court decisions on litigations that Asian Americans brought before the Court. Separate sections written by contributing scholars focus on cases pertaining to the question of the government's right to exclude, expel, or deport persons of Asian ancestry, the constitutional question of U.S. citizenship for persons of Asian ancestry, the alien laws of California and Washington, and Japanese internment. A seventh section casts the problem of denying Asian Americans their constitutional rights within the framework of Asian American "foreignness" as viewed by white America. The final chapter reviews major immigration laws passed by Congress in the 20th century and discusses the implications of the Immigration Act of 1990. The volume concludes with a case, name, and subject index.

The Constitution in the Supreme Court

The First Hundred Years, 1789-1888
Author: David P. Currie
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226131092
Category: Law
Page: 504
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Currie's masterful synthesis of legal analysis and narrative history, gives us a sophisticated and much-needed evaluation of the Supreme Court's first hundred years. "A thorough, systematic, and careful assessment. . . . As a reference work for constitutional teachers, it is a gold mine."—Charles A. Lofgren, Constitutional Commentary

A digest of the decisions of the Supreme Court of the State of California

contained in the sixteen volumes of Reports, from the formation of the Court, in 1850, until January, 1861, with a complete list of cases affirmed, reversed, qualified, commented upon, or abrogated by statute
Author: Henry Jacob Labatt,California. Supreme Court
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Page: 1136
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Is the Supreme Court the Guardian of the Constitution?


Author: Robert A. Licht
Publisher: American Enterprise Institute
ISBN: 9780844738130
Category: Law
Page: 199
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This book examines the controversy surrounding the conventional wisdom that the Court is the guardian of the Constitution and the ultimate defender of our liberties.

The Supreme Court Justices: Illustrated Biographies


Author: Clare Cushman
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1608718336
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 562
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Presents a biography of every Supreme Court justice from John Jay to Elena Kagan, profiling the main realm of each judge's jurisprudence, the major cases in his or her tenure, and relationships developed with other members of the Court.

Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi ...


Author: Mississippi. Supreme Court,William C. Smedes,Thomas Alexander Marshall,John Franklin Cushman,James Zachariah George
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Page: N.A
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The Supreme Court and the NCAA

The Case for Less Commercialism and More Due Process in College Sports
Author: Brian Porto
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472118048
Category: Education
Page: 249
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Two Supreme Court decisions, NCAA v. Board of Regents (1984) and NCAA v. Tarkanian (1988), shaped college sports by permitting the emergence of a commercial enterprise with high financial stakes, while failing to guarantee adequate procedural protections for persons charged with wrongdoing within that enterprise. Brian L. Porto examines the conditions that led to the cases, the reasoning behind the rulings, and the consequences of those rulings. He proposes a federal statute that would grant the NCAA a limited "educational exemption" from antitrust laws, enabling it to enhance academic opportunities for athletes and affording greater procedural protections to accused parties in NCAA disciplinary proceedings.

The United States Supreme Court

A Political and Legal Analysis
Author: Robert J. McKeever
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719040825
Category: Law
Page: 194
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The United States Supreme Court can be a perplexing institution. Yet as the third co-equal branch of national government, its contribution to American politics needs to be appreciated as much as those of Congress and the presidency. This text its aimed at students and teachers of American politics who have little or nor previous knowledge of the Court.

The Judicial Role in a Diverse Federation

Lessons from the Supreme Court of Canada
Author: Robert Schertzer
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487500289
Category: History
Page: 338
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In The Judicial Role in a Diverse Federation, Robert Schertzer uses the example of the Supreme Court of Canada to examine how apex courts manage diversity and conflict in federal states. Schertzer argues that in a diverse federation where the nature of the federal system is contested the courts should facilitate negotiation between conflicting parties, rather than impose their own vision of the federal system. Drawing on a comprehensive review of the Supreme Court federalism jurisprudence between 1980 and 2010, he demonstrates that the court has increasingly adopted this approach of facilitating negotiation by acknowledging the legitimacy of different understandings of the Canadian federation. This book will be required reading both for those interested in Canada's Supreme Court and for those engaged in broader debates about the use of federalism in multinational states.