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    Linda Greenhouse was the New York Times Supreme Court correspondent for 30 years, covering thousands of decisions written by 18 different justices. She was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in journalism (beat reporting) in 1998. She in now Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and writes a biweekly opinion column on the Supreme Court and the law for theNew York Times web site. Her books include Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey andBefore Roe v. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court's Ruling (with Reva B. Siegel).
    For 30 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Linda Greenhouse chronicled the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court and its justices as a correspondent for theNew York Times. In this Very Short Introduction, she draws on her deep knowledge of the court's history and of its written and unwritten rules to show readers how the Supreme Court really works.

    Greenhouse offers a fascinating institutional biography of a place and its people--men and women who exercise great power but whose names and faces are unrecognized by many Americans and whose work often appears cloaked in mystery. How do cases get to the Supreme Court? How do the justices go about deciding them? What special role does the chief justice play? What do the law clerks do? How does the court relate to the other branches of government? Greenhouse answers these questions by depicting the justices as they confront deep constitutional issues or wrestle with the meaning of confusing federal statutes. Throughout, the author examines many individual Supreme Court cases to illustrate points under discussion, ranging fromMarbury v. Madison, the seminal case which established judicial review, to the recentDistrict of Columbia v. Heller (2008), which struck down the District of Columbia's gun-control statute and which was, surprisingly, the first time in its history that the Court issued an authoritative interpretation of the Second Amendment. To add perspective, Greenhouse also compares the Court to foreign courts, revealing interesting differences. For instance, no other country in the world has chosen to bestow life tenure on its judges.

    A superb overview packed with telling details, this volume offers a matchless introduction to one of the pillars of American government.


    ISBN 9780199754540
    Genre LAW / Courts
    Format Paperback
    Pages 126
    Publisher Date 2012-03-12 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 6.75 in
    Wdth 4.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.25 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Very Short Introduction
    Series Name Very Short Introductions
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Greenhouse, Linda

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