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The American Supreme Court

Author: Robert G McCloskey; Sanford Levinson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Series: Chicago history of American civilization.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, Robert McCloskey's classic work on the Supreme Court's role in constructing the U.S. Constitution has introduced generations of students to the workings of our nation's highest court. For this new fifth edition, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey's magisterial treatment to address the Court's most recent decisions.-publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G McCloskey; Sanford Levinson
ISBN: 9780226556864 0226556867 9780226556871 0226556875
OCLC Number: 457149558
Description: xv, 359 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The genesis and nature of judicial power --
The establishment of the right to decide : 1789-1810 --
The Marshall Court and the shaping of the nation : 1810-1835 --
The court under Taney : the natural history of judicial prestige --
Constitutional evolution in the Gilded Age : 1865-1900 --
The judiciary and the regulatory state : 1900-1937 --
The court and postwar America : 1937-1959 --
Civil liberties, civil rights, and the Supreme Court --
Judicial monitoring of the new American welfare state --
Epilogue: the court of today and the lessons of history.
Series Title: Chicago history of American civilization.
Responsibility: Robert G. McCloskey ; revised by Sanford Levinson.

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Dealing with the Supreme Court's role in constructing the US Constitution, this title addresses the Court's decisions. It argues that the strength of the Court has always been its sensitivity to the  Read more...

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"The best general book on the Court in years.... Criticism of the Court will surely once again be heard. We will be fortunate if some of it matches Mr. McCloskey's in thoughtfulness, responsibility, Read more...

 
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