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The Supreme Court A to Z

The Supreme Court A to Z

Fifth Edition

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August 2015 | 688 pages | CQ Press
The Supreme Court A to Z offers accessible information about the Supreme Court, including its history, traditions, organization, dynamics, and personalities. The entries in The Supreme Court A to Z are arranged alphabetically and are extensively cross-referenced to related information. This volume also has a detailed index, reference materials on Supreme Court nominations, a seat chart of the justices, the U.S. Constitution, online sources of decisions, and a bibliography to help simplify research.

The fifth edition of The Supreme Court A to Z has been thoroughly updated to incorporate coverage of significant new cases and recent changes on the bench and includes more than 350 alphabetized entries. Presented in an engaging reader-friendly design, this edition includes:

- Biographies of recently appointed Associate Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor

- Updated entries on key issues and concepts, including abortion, campaigns and elections, civil rights, class action, due process, freedom of the press, retired justices, reapportionment and redistricting, school desegregation, and war powers

- New entries on criminal law and media and the court, which highlights the Court's online presence

- This timely resource also includes updated seat charts of the justices, online sources for finding decisions, and a selected bibliography

The Supreme Court A to Z is part of CQ Press's five-volume American Government A to Z series.

Kenneth W. Jost

Kenneth Jost is author of Supreme Court Yearbook, Supreme Court A to Z, The New York Times on the Supreme Court, Obama's Agenda, Trending Toward #Justice,  and the blog Jost on Justice ( An honors graduate of Harvard College and Georgetown Law School, Jost has covered legal affairs as a reporter, editor, and columnist for more than fifty years. He has been a contributing writer for CQ Researcher for over two decades covering a wide variety of topics. Jost was a member of the CQ Researcher teams recognized for health reporting by the Society of Professional Journalists and for... More About Author

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