A People's History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitution (Paperback)

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    Peter Irons is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of five previous award-winning books. The most recent,A People's History of the Supreme Court, was awarded the Silver Gavel Certificate of Merit by the American Bar Association.
    Recent 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 classicA 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."   A comprehensive history of the people and cases that have changed history, this is the definitive account of the nation's highest court.

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    ISBN 9780143037385
    Genre LAW / Government / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 588
    Publisher Date 2006-07-25 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2006
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.4 lb
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Language English
    Subtitle The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitution
    Edition Detail Revised
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Irons, Peter H.
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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