A People’s History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped OurConstitution: Revised Edition

A People's History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped OurConstitution: Revised  Edition Author Peter Irons
ISBN-10 0143037382
ISBN-13 9780143037385
Year 2006-07-25
Pages 608
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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A comprehensive history of the people and cases that have changed history this is the definitive account of the nation s highest courtRecent changes in the Supreme Court have placed the venerable institution at the forefront of current affairs making this comprehensive and engaging work as timely as ever In the tradition of Howard Zinn s classic A People s History of the United States Peter Irons chronicles the decisions that have influenced virtually every aspect of our society from the debates over judicial power to controversial rulings in the past regarding slavery racial segregation and abortion as well as more current cases about school prayer the Bush Gore election results and enemy combatants To understand key issues facing the supreme court and the current battle for the court s ideological makeup there is no better guide than Peter Irons This revised and updated edition includes a foreword by Howard Zinn Asophisticated narrative history of the Supreme Court Irons breathes abundant life into old documents and reminds readers that today s fiercest arguments about rights are the continuation of the endless American conversation Publisher s Weekly starred review

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