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Author McCloskey, Robert G. (Robert Green)

Title The American Supreme Court / Robert G. McCloskey ; revised by Sanford Levinson.

Imprint Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  347.7326 M132a 2010    ---  Available
Edition 5th ed.
Description xv, 359 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Chicago history of American civilization
Chicago history of American civilization.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-341) and index.
Contents The genesis and nature of judicial power -- The establishment of the right to decide : 1789-1810 -- The Marshall Court and the shaping of the nation : 1810-1835 -- The court under Taney : the natural history of judicial prestige -- Constitutional evolution in the Gilded Age : 1865-1900 -- The judiciary and the regulatory state : 1900-1937 -- The court and postwar America : 1937-1959 -- Civil liberties, civil rights, and the Supreme Court -- Judicial monitoring of the new American welfare state -- Epilogue: the court of today and the lessons of history.
Summary Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, Robert McCloskey's classic work on the Supreme Court's role in constructing the U.S. Constitution has introduced generations of students to the workings of our nation's highest court. For this new fifth edition, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey's magisterial treatment to address the Court's most recent decisions.-publisher description.
Subject United States. Supreme Court -- History.
Courts of last resort -- United States -- History.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Added Author Levinson, Sanford, 1941-
ISBN 9780226556871 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780226556864 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226556867 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226556875 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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