Historical Dictionary Of The U.s. Supreme Court by Artemus WardHistorical Dictionary Of The U.s. Supreme Court by Artemus Ward

Historical Dictionary Of The U.s. Supreme Court

byArtemus Ward, Christopher Brough, Robert Arnold

Hardcover | August 13, 2015

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The US Supreme Court is an institution that operates almost totally behind closed doors. This book opens those doors by providing a comprehensive look at the justices, procedures, cases, and issues over the institution's more than 200-year history. The Court is a legal institution born from a highly politicized process. Modern justices time their departures to coincide with favorable administrations and the confirmation process has become a highly-charged political spectacle played out on television and in the national press. Throughout its history, the Court has been at the center of the most important issues facing the nation: federalism, separation of powers, war, slavery, civil rights, and civil liberties. Through it all, the Court has generally, though not always, reflected the broad views of the American people as the justices decide the most vexing issues of the day.The Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Supreme Court covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on every justice, major case, issue, and process that comprises the Court's work. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Supreme Court.
Artemus Ward is professor of political science at Northern Illinois University. His books include Deciding to Leave: The Politics of Retirement from the United States Supreme Court (2003), Sorcerers' Apprentices: 100 Years of Law Clerks at the United States Supreme Court (2006), In Chambers: Stories of Law Clerks and Their Justices (20...
Title:Historical Dictionary Of The U.s. Supreme CourtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:686 pages, 9.21 × 6.37 × 2.16 inPublished:August 13, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081087248X

ISBN - 13:9780810872486


Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword, Jon WoronoffPrefaceAcronyms and AbbreviationsChronologyIntroductionTHE DICTIONARYAppendixes1.Constitution of the United States, 17872.Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court3.Failed Supreme Court Nominees4.Longest Serving Supreme Court Justices5.Judicial Ideology: Aggregate Voting of Supreme Court Justices in Civil Liberties Cases, 1946-2004BibliographyAbout the Authors

Editorial Reviews

"An excellent treatment of. a vast topic.. It deserves to be a research tool for all involved in academics and teaching to judges and attorneys.. [The] opening introduction is most helpful and captures the dynamics of the personalities and social aspects of the Court's growth and its justices. The extensive cross-referencing also provides the reader with a much easier way to follow up on [the] many citations."