The Supreme Court of the United States: A Student Companion


The Supreme Court of the United States is an illustrated A-to-Z guide that covers virtually all aspects of the U. S. Supreme Court, including biographical articles on all of the Justices, summaries and analysis of key decisions of the Court, articles on legal terms and statutes associated with the day-to-day operations of the court, the history of the Court, and essays on major Constitutional issues. The second edition includes new articles on major cases decided since the publication of the first edition in 1993, including Clinton v. City of New York (1998, concerning the Line Item Veto Act), Agonstini v. Felton (1997, concerning the separation of church and state), and Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union (1997, regarding the government regulation of mass-media communications). There are also new general articles on African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Women in the Judicial branch. Illustrations include portraits, cartoons, and Supreme Court memorabilia. Articles are cross-referenced with suggestions for further reading listed at the end of each article as we as at the end of the book. An extensive list of Supreme Court-related websites now supplements the further reading.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2001


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