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A constitutional history of the U.S. Supreme Court, Richard J. Regan

Label
A constitutional history of the U.S. Supreme Court
Title
A constitutional history of the U.S. Supreme Court
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Regan
Title variation
Constitutional history of the United States Supreme Court
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In A Constitutional History of the U.S. Supreme Court, Richard Regan presents a concise overview and general history for readers and students in constitutional history and politics, one that will also make an excellent fact-filled source book for lawyers and political scientists. The chapters deal with leading decisions of successive courts and begin with brief biographies of the justices on the courts. Famous cases, including Marbury v. Madison to the Dred Scott decision, Brown v. Board of Education, and Roe v. Wade up to the Roberts court decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare, are discussed. Four appendices deal with the text of the Constitution and amendments, the court system, a chronological list of the justices with biographical details, and a chronological list of the successive membership on the courts. Regan devotes more attention to later courts, specifically the Rehnquist and Roberts courts. This is because of the wealth of material that exists on earlier courts, but also because the decisions of the more recent courts concern developing areas of constitutional law. Finally, extensive treatment of the most recent courts gives great insights into the current Supreme Court justices and their jurisprudence. As any follower of the court will perceive, many recent cases involve decisions by a sharply divided court, and the concurring and dissenting opinions of the justices make fascinating and often hard-hitting reading. Regan offers an understanding of the individuals who wrote these opinions that will help a reader to understand the legal, political, and cultural reality of the present-day legal landscape in the United States. This "just the facts" approach to the Supreme Court makes A Constitutional History of the U.S. Supreme Court a worthy addition to Richard Regan's body of work. Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Regan, Richard J
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8742
LC item number
.R46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional law
  • United States
Label
A constitutional history of the U.S. Supreme Court, Richard J. Regan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
  • The
  • Fuller Court (1888-1910)
  • The
  • White and Taft Courts (1910-30)
  • The
  • Hughes Court (1930-41)
  • The
  • Stone and Vinson Courts (1941-53)
  • The
  • Warren Court (1953-69)
  • The
  • The
  • Burger Court (1969-86)
  • The
  • Rehnquist Court (1986-2005)
  • The
  • Roberts Court (2005-)
  • Federalist Court (1789-1800)
  • The
  • Marshall Court (1801-35)
  • The
  • Taney Court (1836-64)
  • The
  • Chase and Waite Courts (1864-88)
Control code
891718848
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 394 pages
Isbn
9780813227214
Lccn
2014038668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891718848
Label
A constitutional history of the U.S. Supreme Court, Richard J. Regan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
  • The
  • Fuller Court (1888-1910)
  • The
  • White and Taft Courts (1910-30)
  • The
  • Hughes Court (1930-41)
  • The
  • Stone and Vinson Courts (1941-53)
  • The
  • Warren Court (1953-69)
  • The
  • The
  • Burger Court (1969-86)
  • The
  • Rehnquist Court (1986-2005)
  • The
  • Roberts Court (2005-)
  • Federalist Court (1789-1800)
  • The
  • Marshall Court (1801-35)
  • The
  • Taney Court (1836-64)
  • The
  • Chase and Waite Courts (1864-88)
Control code
891718848
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 394 pages
Isbn
9780813227214
Lccn
2014038668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891718848

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