The Supreme Court of the United States: A Student Companion by John J. Patrick

The Supreme Court of the United States: A Student Companion

byJohn J. Patrick

Hardcover | June 15, 2006

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This completely revised and updated third edition to the Young Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (1994) and The Supreme Court of the United States, second edition (2001) contains a complete, A-to-Z encyclopedia of the Supreme Court, its history, and current operations.This third edition includes new articles on six cases: American Library Association v. United States (2003), Bush v. Gore (2000), Grutter v. Bollinger (2003), Lawrence v. Texasr (2003), Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925), and Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002). Other new articles cover Fundamentalrights doctrine, Intermediate scrutiny, Preferred freedoms doctrine, Strict scrutiny, and National security issues. There are updates to articles on all sitting justices, and new articles on the two newly appointed justices, Chief Justice John Roberts and Samuel Alito. . The following 17 articles are updated with new examples and cases: Abortion, Affirmative action, Appointment of justices, Capital punishment,Due process of law, Equality under the Constitution, Federalism, Freedom of speech and press, Impeachment, Jurisdiction, Lemon test, Privacy, right to, Property rights, Religious issues under the Constitution, Rights of the accused, Searches and seizures, Separation of powers. All of the back matteris thoroughly updated. This book will serve not only students in middle school and high school American history courses, but will also be suitable for the public library market and online applications.

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John J. Patrick is at Indiana University (Emeritus).
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Title:The Supreme Court of the United States: A Student CompanionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.82 × 10.98 × 1.3 inPublished:June 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195309251

ISBN - 13:9780195309256

Appropriate for ages: 11 - 11

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"The clean, graphic layout of the pages and isolated, easy-to-find page headings contribute greatly to readability. In addition to thorough coverage, what sets this volume apart from other reference materials is the liberal use of pertinent photographs, political cartoons, and replicas ofprimary documents, courtroom sketches, woodcut illustrations, flow charts, chronologies, and maps. Three appendixes offer terms of the justices, a schematic of the Supreme Court and visitor's information, and Web sites, while further reading suggestions complete this useful encyclopedia. Theinclusion of so many illustrations makes this a welcome and necessary addition to every high school library. Highly recommended."-Lori Robinson, March 2007 Library Media Conection, starred review