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Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court

Author: David G Savage; Joan Biskupic
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, 2004. ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th editionView all editions and formats
Covers the Court's entire history; its operations; its power in relation to other branches of government; major decisions affecting the other branches, the states, individual rights and liberties; and biographies of the justices.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version: Savage, David G., 1950-
Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004001572
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David G Savage; Joan Biskupic
ISBN: 9781604267266 1604267267 9781568027432 1568027435 9781568027449 1568027443 9781568027456 1568027451 9780872899391 087289939X 9781452280073 145228007X
OCLC Number: 435887975
Notes: Revised edition of: Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court / Joan Biskupic and Elder Witt. 3rd edition. c1997.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: v. 1. pt. I. Origins and development of the Court --
1. Origins of judicial power --
The foundations --
A slow start, 1790-1800 --
Establishment of power, 1801-1835 --
A remarkable term, 1819 --
States' rights, 1836-1860 --
War and recovery, 1861-1872 --
The balance of power,1873-1888 --
2. From the Gilded Age to the Great Depression --
Business at the court, 1889-1919 --
New times, old court, 1920-1937 --
3. The New Deal, civil rights, and the conservative revival --
The switch in time : the New Deal transition, 1937 --
The court, civil liberties, and civil rights, 1938-1968 --
The conservative revival, 1969-2003 and beyond --
pt. II. The Court and the federal system --
4. The Court and the powers of Congress : Article I --
Judicial review and legislative power--
The commerce power --
Fiscal and monetary powers --
The power over foreign affairs --
The power to admit states, govern territories, and grant citizenship --
The power to amend the constitution --
The power to investigate --
The power over internal affairs --
5. The Court and the powers of the president : Article II --
The Commander in Chief --
The architect of foreign policy --
The president as executive --
The power to veto and to pardon --
Privilege and immunity --
The president versus the Court --
6. The Court and judicial power : Article III --
Federal jurisdiction --
Federal judicial power --
Judicial restraint --
7. The Court and the states --
Judicial review and the states --
The states and the economy --
The states and the individual --
The state as sovereign --
Interstate relations --
pt. III. The Court and the individual --
8. The Court and the individual --
A narrow base, 1789-1865 --
The Civil War Amendments --
Freedom for ideas --
Political rights --
Equality before the law --
Fundamental fairness --
9. Freedom for ideas : the First Amendment and the right to believe, to speak, to assemble, to petition, and to publish --
Freedom of speech --
Freedom of the press --
Freedom of religion --
10. The rights of political participation --
Fair elections and the right to vote --
The right to an equal vote --
Freedom of political association --
11. Crime and punishment --
A fair trail --
Search and seizure --
Self-incrimination --
The aid of legal counsel --
Double jeopard --
Cruel and unusual punishment --
12. Equal rights and personal liberties --
Racial equality --
Equal protection : the alien and the poor --
Sex discrimination --
Liberty and privacy. v. 2. pt. IV. Pressures on the Court --
13. Congressional pressure --
Pressures on the justices --
Pressures on the institution --
Reversals of rulings --
14. Presidential pressure --
Presidential reasoning --
The "court-packers" --
Routes to the Court --
The "save-the seat" syndrome --
The Court as a campaign issue --
15. The Court, the press, and the public --
Early years, 1790-1850 --
Middle years, 1851-1900 --
Twentieth century, 1901-1950 --
The Modern Era, 1951-2004 and beyond --
Covering the high court --
pt. V. The Court at work --
16. Operations and traditions of the Court --
The schedule of the term --
Reviewing cases --
Arguments --
Conferences --
Opinions --
Traditions of the Court --
17. The people of the Court --
The Chief Justice --
The justices --
Supporting personnel --
Supreme Court lawyers --
Supporting organizations --
18. Courtrooms and costs --
Housing the Court --
Cost of the Court --
pt. VI. Members of the Court --
19. Members of the court --
The president shall appoint ... --
Justices' characteristics --
Controversial justices --
20. Brief biographies --
Reference materials --
Appendix A. Chronological documents and texts --
Declaration of Independence --
Articles of Confederation --
Constitution of the United States --
Judiciary Act of 1789 --
Marbury v. Madison (1803) --
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) --
Circuit Court of Appeals Act of 1891 --
Judiciary Act of 1925 --
Roosevelt's 1937 Court Reform Plan --
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) --
Bush v. Gore (2000) --
Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) --
Lawrence v. Texas (2003) --
Rules of the Supreme Court --
Appendix B. Tables, lists, and graphical data --
Natural courts --
Supreme Court nominations, 1789-2003 --
Glossary of common legal terms --
Acts of congress held unconstitutional --
Chronology of major decisions of the Court, 1790-2003 --
Map of the federal court system.
Other Titles: Guide to the US Supreme Court
Guide to the United States Supreme Court
Responsibility: David G. Savage.
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