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The Resource The Supreme Court : an essential history, Peter Charles Hoffer, Williamjames Hull Hoffer, N.E.H. Hull

The Supreme Court : an essential history, Peter Charles Hoffer, Williamjames Hull Hoffer, N.E.H. Hull

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The Supreme Court : an essential history
Title
The Supreme Court
Title remainder
an essential history
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Peter Charles Hoffer, Williamjames Hull Hoffer, N.E.H. Hull
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eng
Summary
"[This book] chronicles an institution that dramatically evolved from six men meeting in borrowed quarters to the most closely watched tribunal in the world. Underscoring the close connection between law and politics, the authors highlight essential issues, cases, and decisions within the context of the times in which the decisions were handed down...[Combining] doctrine and judicial biography with case law, [the authors] demonstrate how the justices have shaped the law and how the law that the Court makes has shaped our nation, with an emphasis on how the Court responded--or failed to respond--to the plight of the underdog. Each chapter covers the court's years under a specific chief justice, focusing on cases that are the most reflective of the way the Court saw the law and the world and that had the most impact on the lives of ordinary Americans. Throughout the authors reveal how--in times of war, class strife, or moral revolution--the Court sometimes voiced the conscience of the nation and sometimes seemed to lose its moral compass. Their extensive quotes from the Court's opinions and dissents illuminate its inner workings, as well as the personalities and beliefs of the justices and the often-contentious relationships among them...[This book] portrays an institution defined by eloquent and pedestrian decisions and by justices ranging from brilliant and wise to slow-witted and expedient."--
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1944-
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Hoffer, Peter Charles
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1949-
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  • Hoffer, Williamjames
  • Hull, N. E. H.
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  • United States
  • United States
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The Supreme Court : an essential history, Peter Charles Hoffer, Williamjames Hull Hoffer, N.E.H. Hull
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition
Extent
ix, 510 pages
Isbn
9780700626823
Lccn
2018023911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1038038746
Label
The Supreme Court : an essential history, Peter Charles Hoffer, Williamjames Hull Hoffer, N.E.H. Hull
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition
Extent
ix, 510 pages
Isbn
9780700626823
Lccn
2018023911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1038038746

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