A People's History of the Supreme Court

A People's History of the Supreme Court

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
A survey of the United States Supreme Court begins with the debate over judicial power during the 1787 Constitutional Convention and includes rulings on slavery, segregation, free speech, abortion, and gay rights

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In the tradition of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States , Irons (political science, U. of California-San Diego looks at the US Supreme Court from the perspective of the people whose legal grievances led to landmark decisions. He takes a sample of 85 cases ranging from the Constitutional Convention in 1787 to recent rulings on free speech, racial segregation, abortion, and gay rights, setting them in the social, economic, and cultural context of the time. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Traces the history of the Supreme Court from 1787 to the present day, profiling every justice from John Jay to Stephen Breyer, and examines the cases that have transformed American history and the court's controversial rulings on such issues as racial segregation, abortion, gay rights, and free speech. 17,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 1999
ISBN: 9780670870066
Branch Call Number: 347.7326 IRO
Characteristics: xviii, 542 p. ; 25 cm


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