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First among equals : the Supreme Court in American life

Author: Kenneth Starr
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the inner workings of the U.S. Supreme Court describes the personalities and philosophies that comprise this powerful branch of government, examining some of the crucial issues with which it has dealt.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Starr
ISBN: 0446527564 9780446527569 0446691305 9780446691307
OCLC Number: 49285649
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxviii, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Supreme Court then and now --
ch. 1. Origins --
ch. 2. The justices --
pt. 2. The rights of "We the people" --
ch. 3. Shouting fire in crowded theaters : the freedom of speech --
ch. 4. Hard money and soft : the first amendment and politics --
ch. 5. Religion in the public square --
ch. 6. Parochial schools and public money : the neutrality principle --
ch. 7. The constitutional "right" of privacy : abortion and beyond --
ch. 8. Counting by race 1 : the affirmative action controversy --
ch. 9. Counting by race 2 : gerrymandering and voting --
ch. 10. The criminal justice revolution : excluding evidence from criminal trials --
ch. 11. "You have the right to" : Miranda and the fifth amendment --
pt. 3. The powers and structure of American government --
ch. 12. The power to make law : the statutory conversation between Court and Congress --
ch. 13. The Rehnquist Court and the Federal Republic --
ch. 14. Presidents : the Court and the Executive branch --
ch. 15. Bush v. Gore.
Responsibility: Kenneth W. Starr.
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