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Historic U.S. court cases : an encyclopedia

Author: John W Johnson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The two-volume set is arranged by theme: criminal law; governmental power; economic regulation; race, gender, sexuality and disability; and civil liberties. Each case features an information box providing the case's vital statistics (date, location, court, principal participants, and significance), a 1,000-5,000 word essay (201 in all) penned by one of 85 scholars (lawyers, legal historians, social scientists,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Cases
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Johnson
ISBN: 0415930197 9780415930192 0415937558 9780415937559 0415937566 9780415937566
OCLC Number: 46882742
Notes: Revised edition of: Historic U.S. court cases, 1690-1990. 1992.
Description: 2 volumes (xx, 1089 pages) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: V. 1. Part 1. Crime and Criminal law --
Part 2. Governmental Organization, Power, and Procedure --
Part 3. Economics and Economics Regulation --
V. 2. Part 4. Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation and Disability --
Part 5. Civil Liberties --
Index of Cases, Index of names and subjects.
Other Titles: Historic US court cases
Historic United States court cases
Historic U.S. court cases, 1690-1990.
Responsibility: John W. Johnson, editor.
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