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The Resource The Supreme Court and the development of law : through the prism of prisoners' rights, Christopher E. Smith

The Supreme Court and the development of law : through the prism of prisoners' rights, Christopher E. Smith

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The Supreme Court and the development of law : through the prism of prisoners' rights
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The Supreme Court and the development of law
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through the prism of prisoners' rights
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Christopher E. Smith
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eng
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"This text illuminates the decision-making processes of the US Supreme court through an examination of several prisoners' rights cases. In 1964, the Supreme Court declined to hear prisoners' claims about religious freedom. In 2014, the Supreme Court heard a case that led to the justices' unanimous endorsement of a Muslim prisoner's religious right to grow a beard despite objections from prison officials. In the fifty-year span between those two events, the Supreme Court developed the law concerning rights for imprisoned offenders. As demonstrated in this book, the factors that shape Supreme Court decision making are well-illustrated by prisoners' rights cases. This area of law illuminates competing approaches to constitutional interpretation, behind-the-scenes interacting among the justices, and the manipulation of legal precedents. External actors also affect the Supreme Court and its decisions when the president appoints new justices and Congress targets the judiciary with legislative enactments. Because of the controversial nature of prisoners' rights issues, these cases serve to illuminate the full array of influences over Supreme Court decision making."
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Smith, Christopher E
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1935-2015
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Cole, George F.
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  • United States
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • United States
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The Supreme Court and the development of law : through the prism of prisoners' rights, Christopher E. Smith
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  • Half-title page
  • "This Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature. The registered company is Nature America Inc. New York."
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-209) and indexes
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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21 cm
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227 pages
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9781137567628
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2016950201
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)962413516
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The Supreme Court and the development of law : through the prism of prisoners' rights, Christopher E. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Half-title page
  • "This Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature. The registered company is Nature America Inc. New York."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-209) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781137567628
Lccn
2016950201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)962413516

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