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The Resource A constitutional history of the U.S. Supreme Court, Richard J. Regan

A constitutional history of the U.S. Supreme Court, Richard J. Regan

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A constitutional history of the U.S. Supreme Court
Title
A constitutional history of the U.S. Supreme Court
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Regan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Richard Regan presents a concise overview and general history for readers and students in constitutional history and politics, one that will also make an excellent fact-filled source book for lawyers and political scientists. The chapters deal with leading decisions of successive courts and begin with brief biographies of the justices on the courts. Famous cases from Marbury v. Madison, to the Dred-Scott decision, Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, up to the Roberts court decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare are discussed. Four appendices deal with the text of the Constitution and amendments, the court system, a chronological list of the justices with biographical details, and a chronological list of the membership on successive courts. Regan devotes more attention to later courts, specifically the Rehnquist and Roberts courts. This is done due to the wealth of material that exists on earlier courts, but also because the decisions of the more recent courts concern developing areas of constitutional law. Finally, extensive treatment of the most recent courts gives great insights into the current Supreme Court justices and their jurisprudence. As any follower of the Supreme Court will perceive, many recent cases involve decisions by a sharply divided court and the concurring and dissenting opinion of the justices make for fascinating and often hard-hitting reading. Regan hopes that an understanding of the individuals who wrote these opinions will help a reader to understand the legal, political and cultural reality of the present-day legal landscape in the United States."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Regan, Richard J
Dewey number
342.73
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8742
LC item number
.R46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
Label
A constitutional history of the U.S. Supreme Court, Richard J. Regan
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114269419
  • 31223114269427
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Federalist Court (1789-1800) -- The Marshall Court (1801-35) -- The Taney Court (1836-64) -- The Chase and Waite Courts (1864-88) -- The Fuller Court (1888-1910) -- The White and Taft Courts (1910-30) -- The Hughes Court (1930-41) -- The Stone and Vinson Courts (1941-53) -- The Warren Court (1953-69) -- The Burger Court (1969-86) -- The Rehnquist Court (1986-2005) -- The Roberts Court (2005- ) -- Appendix 1. The Constitution of the United States -- Appendix 2. The Supreme Court system -- Appendix 3. The Justices -- Appendix 4. The Supreme Courts
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 394 pages
Isbn
9780813227214
Lccn
2014038668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 891718848
  • (OCoLC)891718848
Label
A constitutional history of the U.S. Supreme Court, Richard J. Regan
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114269419
  • 31223114269427
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Federalist Court (1789-1800) -- The Marshall Court (1801-35) -- The Taney Court (1836-64) -- The Chase and Waite Courts (1864-88) -- The Fuller Court (1888-1910) -- The White and Taft Courts (1910-30) -- The Hughes Court (1930-41) -- The Stone and Vinson Courts (1941-53) -- The Warren Court (1953-69) -- The Burger Court (1969-86) -- The Rehnquist Court (1986-2005) -- The Roberts Court (2005- ) -- Appendix 1. The Constitution of the United States -- Appendix 2. The Supreme Court system -- Appendix 3. The Justices -- Appendix 4. The Supreme Courts
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 394 pages
Isbn
9780813227214
Lccn
2014038668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 891718848
  • (OCoLC)891718848

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