The Oxford companion to the Supreme Court of the United States /

This new edition of the Companion has been fully updated and includes new entries on key cases and full treatment of crucial areas of constitutional law, such as abortion, freedom of religion, school desegregation, freedom of speech, voting rights, military tribunals, and the rights of the accused....

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Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:[Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Description:1 online resource.
Language:English
Subject:United States. -- Supreme Court -- Encyclopedias.
United States. -- Supreme Court.
Electronic books.
Encyclopedias.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/9785338
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Other authors / contributors:Hall, Kermit L., 1944-2006.
Oxford University Press.
ISBN:9780199916467
0199916462
0195176618 (print)
9780195176612 (print)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Title from title screen (viewed Nov. 22, 2005).
Summary:This new edition of the Companion has been fully updated and includes new entries on key cases and full treatment of crucial areas of constitutional law, such as abortion, freedom of religion, school desegregation, freedom of speech, voting rights, military tribunals, and the rights of the accused. This is an accessible and authoritative guide, essential for judges, lawyers, academics, journalists, and anyone interested in the impact of the Supreme Court's decisions on American society.
Other form:Print version: Oxford companion to the Supreme Court of the United States 9780195176612 0195176618
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Thirteen years of Supreme Court history are incorporated in this second edition, reflecting many changes since the first (CH, Mar'93, 30-4085): two new justices and major new cases, e.g., President Clinton's impeachment trial, Bush v. Gore, and the University of Michigan affirmative action lawsuits. This edition includes 200 additional articles, for a total of more than 1,200, on all aspects of the court's history, justices, operations, and cases. Over 300 experts contributed the entries, which vary in length; some have bibliographic references. The organization is similar to that of the first edition, with alphabetical entries, portraits of the justices, cross-references, and indexes by both case name and topic. Similarly, appendixes include the Constitution; justice nominations with votes and years of service, 1789-1994 (but labeled 1789-1991); appointments; succession; and trivia and traditions of the Court. Competitors for this work are CQ's The Supreme Court A to Z (3rd ed., 2003), by Kenneth Jost, a book that is half the length and more oriented to the layperson; and the three-volume Encyclopedia of the U.S. Supreme Court, ed. by Thomas Lewis and Richard Wilson (CH, Feb'01, 38-3098). This work is more detailed than the CQ volume; it is up-to-date and a bargain. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. L. Treff-Gangler University of Colorado at Denver

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