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Student's Guide to the Supreme Court

Student's Guide to the Supreme Court

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384 pages | CQ Press
An indispensable reference for students studying the Court   Specifically written to engage high-school students, Student&BAD:rsquo;s Guide to the Supreme Court presents a comprehensive overview of the history, traditions, and people of the highest court in the land. This one-stop source does not require any prior knowledge of the Supreme Court and covers topics that meet national high school curriculum standards.   Part One consists of three informative essays: The Supreme Court: The Weakest or the Strongest Branch?How Does the President Nominate a Supreme Court Justice?Do They Matter? How Supreme Court Decisions Affect Modern American Life.   Part Two is an alphabetical section of key words and legal concepts spanning abortion to writs of mandamus. The members of the current Roberts Court&BAD:mdash;including Sonia Sotomayor&BAD:mdash;are profiled here, as are all chief justices and notable associate justices.   Part Three complements the first two sections with a generous sampling of influential primary source documents, including landmark decisions, excerpts from justices&BAD:rsquo; papers, political cartoons, and constitutional provisions related to the Supreme Court.  Key Features Easy-to-readAligns with high school curriculumUnique three-part format

Bruce J. Schulman

Bruce J. Schulman is the William E. Huntington Professor and Chair of the History Department at Boston University. He is the author of three books and editor of two others: From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt (N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 1991); Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism (Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, 1994); and The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Politics, and Society (N.Y.: Free Press, 2001). The New York Times named The Seventies one of its Notable Books of the Year for 2001. An anthology of essays, co-edited with Julian Zelizer, entitled Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s,... More About Author

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