The Supreme Court: Controversies, Cases, and Characters from John Jay to John Roberts

Editor: Finkelman, Paul
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $399.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $598.50
ISBN: 978-1-61-069394-3
Category: Social Sciences - Criminology & Law
Image Count: 89
Book Status: Available
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After an introduction and overview to the history of the Supreme Court from 1789 to 2013, this book examines the Court's decisions chronologically by Chief Justice, allowing readers to grasp how the role and powers of the Court have developed and shifted over time. The chapters depict the Court as the essential agent of review and an integrated part of the government, regardless of the majority/minority balance on the Court, and of which political party is in the White House or controlling the House or Senate.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • VOLUME 1
  • Chapter 1: Introduction - Paul Finkelman
  • Chapter 2: The Jay and Ellsworth Courts - Matthew P. Harrington
  • Chapter 3: The Marshall Court - Herbert A. Johnson and Thomas C. Shevory
  • Chapter 4: The Taney Court - Timothy S. Huebner
  • Chapter 5: The Chase Court - Jonathan Lurie
  • VOLUME 2
  • Chapter 6: The Waite Court - Donald Grier Stephenson, Jr.
  • Chapter 7: The Fuller Court - James W. Ely, Jr.
  • Chapter 8: The White Court - Rebecca S. Shoemaker
  • Chapter 9: The Taft Court - Peter G. Renstrom
  • VOLUME 3
  • Chapter 10: The Hughes Court - Michael E. Parrish
  • Chapter 11: The Stone Court - Peter G. Renstrom
  • Chapter 12: The Vinson Court - Michal R. Belknap
  • Chapter 13: The Warren Court - Melvin I. Urofsky
  • VOLUME 4
  • Chapter 14: The Burger Court - Tinsley E. Yarbrough
  • Chapter 15: The Rehnquist Court - Thomas R. Hensley
  • Chapter 16: The Roberts Court - Stephen M. Durden and Michael A. Bauer
  • Appendix: Members of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Glossary
  • About the Editor and Contributors