The Supreme Court [4 volumes] by Paul Finkelman
Controversies, Cases, and Characters from John Jay to John Roberts

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American citizens need to understand the importance of the Supreme Court in determining how our government and society operates, regardless of whether or not they agree with the Court's opinions. Unfortunately, the role and powers of the third branch of government are not well understood by the American public. 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.

 

About Paul Finkelman

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Paul Finkelman is President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School and Senior Fellow in the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. He is the author or editor of many articles and books, including "Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson", and "A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States", and coeditor (with Martin J. Hershock) of "The History of Michigan Law".
 
Published January 15, 2014 by ABC-CLIO. 1385 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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