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Making sense of the constitution : a primer on the Supreme Court and its struggle to apply our fundamental law

Author: Walter M Frank
Publisher: Carbondale, Ill. : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tackles in a comprehensive but lively manner subjects (such as constitutional theory, the function of the American Supreme Court, doctrinal developments, and judicial processes) rarely treated in one  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter M Frank
ISBN: 9780809330836 0809330830 9780809330843 0809330849
OCLC Number: 733937390
Description: xi, 312 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Some foundational ideas --
The Constitution and its Amendments : an overview --
The Fourteenth Amendment --
The Supreme Court in the constitutional structure --
What the court does : the stuff of judicial review --
The federal judicial system --
Life on the court --
The litigation process : from complaint to Supreme Court opinion --
The toolbox for judicial decision making --
Crafting a Constitution --
The court in action : contemporary constitutional controversies.
Responsibility: Walter M. Frank.

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