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The Supreme Court A to Z

5th Edition

Kenneth Jost
eISBN-13: 9781452234366

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The Supreme Court A to Z offers accessible information about the Supreme Court, including its history, traditions, organization, dynamics, and personalities. The entries in The Supreme Court A to Z are arranged alphabetically and are extensively cross-referenced to related information. This volume also has a detailed index, reference materials on Supreme Court nominations, a seat chart of the justices, the U.S. Constitution, online sources of decisions, and a bibliography to help simplify research.


The fifth edition of The Supreme Court A to Z has been thoroughly updated to incorporate coverage of significant new cases and recent changes on the bench and includes more than 350 alphabetized entries. Presented in an engaging reader-friendly design, this edition includes:

Biographies of recently appointed Associate Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, plus revised biographies for recently retired Associate Justices David Souter and John Paul Stevens
Updated entries on key issues and concepts, including abortion, campaigns and elections, civil rights, class action, due process, freedom of the press, reapportionment and redistricting, school desegregation, and war powers
A new entry on media and the Court, which highlights the Court's online presence
New feature boxes on 2011 decisions
Updated seat charts of the justices, online sources for finding decisions, and a selected bibliography
An appendix with historic milestones of the Court

The Supreme Court A to Z is part of CQ Press’s five-volume American Government A to Z series. The series is useful to anyone who has an interest in national government and politics.

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ISBNs 9781608717446, 9781506331515, 1506331513, 9781608717446, 1608717445, 9781452234366, 1452234361
Language English
Number of Pages 689
Edition 5th