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The Resource Supreme power : 7 pivotal Supreme Court decisions that had a major impact on America, Ted Stewart

Supreme power : 7 pivotal Supreme Court decisions that had a major impact on America, Ted Stewart

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Supreme power : 7 pivotal Supreme Court decisions that had a major impact on America
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Supreme power
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7 pivotal Supreme Court decisions that had a major impact on America
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Ted Stewart
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eng
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"Bestselling author Ted Stewart explains how the Supreme Court and its nine appointed members now stand at a crucial point in their power to hand down momentous and far-ranging decisions. Today's Court affects every major area of American life, from health care to civil rights, from abortion to marriage. This fascinating book reveals the complex history of the Court as told through seven pivotal decisions. These cases originally seemed narrow in scope, but they vastly expanded the interpretation of law. Such is the power of judicial review to make sweeping, often unforeseen, changes in American society by revising the meaning of our Constitution. Each chapter presents an easy-to-read brief on the case and explains what the decisions mean and how the Court ruling, often a 5-4 split, had long-term impact. For example, in Lochner v. New York, a widely accepted turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York State law limited excessive overtime for bakery workers. That law was overturned by the Court based on the due process clause of the Constitution. The very same precedents, Stewart points out, were used by the Court seventy years later and expanded to a new right to privacy in Roe v. Wade, making abortion legal in the nation. Filled with insight, commentary, and compelling stories of ordinary citizens coming to the judiciary for remedy for the problems of their day, Supreme Power illustrates the magnitude of the Court's power to interpret the Constitution and decide the law of the land."--Jacket
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Stewart, Ted
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • United States
  • Political questions and judicial power
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Supreme power : 7 pivotal Supreme Court decisions that had a major impact on America, Ted Stewart
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-236) and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9781629723402
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2017017316
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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783027723403
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(OCoLC)980679995
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Supreme power : 7 pivotal Supreme Court decisions that had a major impact on America, Ted Stewart
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9781629723402
Lccn
2017017316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
783027723403
System control number
(OCoLC)980679995

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