The Supremes Greatest Hits

Author: Michael G. Trachtman
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402768262
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The Supremes Greatest Hits from the Author: Michael G. Trachtman. Covers these US Supreme Court cases: Marbury v. Madison, 1803; Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1857; Engel v. Vitale, 1962; Epperson v. Arkansas, 1968; Van Orden v. Perry; McCreary County, Kentucky v. ACLU of Kentucky, 2005; Gideon v. Wainright, 1963; Miranda v. Arizona, 1966; Brown v. Board of Education, 1954; Gratz v. Bollinger; Grutter v. Bollinger, 2003; Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, 2000; Buckley v. Valeo, 1976; Davis v. FEC, 2008; Griswold v. Connecticut, 1965; Roe v. Wade, 1973; Washington v. Glucksberg, 1997; District of Columbia v. Heller, 2008; West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish, 1837; Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States; Katzenbach v. McClung, 1964; Burlington Industries v. Elerth, 1998; Standard Oil Co. v. United States, 1911; Kelo v. City of NewLondon, 2005; Monroe v. Pape, 1961; Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 1952; United States v. Nixon, 1974; Who writes the rules of war? 2008; Brandenburg v. Ohio, 1969; miller v. California, 1973; Texas v. Johnson, 1989; New York Times Co. v. sullivan, 1964; New York Times Co. v. United States, 1971; MGM Studios Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd., 2005; Kyllo v. United States, 2001; United States v. American Library Association, 2003.

United States V Nixon

Author: Erika Wittekind
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 161480169X
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United States V Nixon from the Author: Erika Wittekind. Each year, more than 7,000 cases are appealed to the US Supreme Court. But only 100 to 150 are accepted. The decisions the Supreme Court makes change the course of US history and shape the country we live in. This title introduces readers to Tinker v. Des Moines, a landmark case that clarified American studentsĂŤ freedom of speech and right to protest in schools. Chapters investigate the courtĂŤs ruling, including its compelling backstory and appeals process, the political climate at the time due to the Vietnam War and racial protests, and the aftermath of this important decision. Key players are profiled, including students John Tinker, Mary Beth Tinker, and Christopher Eckhardt, and attorneys Allan Herrick, Craig Sawyer, Val Schoenthal, and Dan Johnston. Sidebars highlight key Constitutional amendments and other relevant issues that further readersĂŤ understanding of the caseĂŤs significance. Landmark Supreme Court Cases is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Student S Guide To The Supreme Court

Author: Bruce J. Schulman
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1452267413
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Student S Guide To The Supreme Court from the Author: Bruce J. Schulman. An indispensable reference for students studying the Court Specifically written to engage high-school students, Student’s Guide to the Supreme Court presents a comprehensive overview of the history, traditions, and people of the highest court in the land. This one-stop source does not require any prior knowledge of the Supreme Court and covers topics that meet national high school curriculum standards. Part One consists of three informative essays: The Supreme Court: The Weakest or the Strongest Branch? How Does the President Nominate a Supreme Court Justice? Do They Matter? How Supreme Court Decisions Affect Modern American Life. Part Two is an alphabetical section of key words and legal concepts spanning abortion to writs of mandamus. The members of the current Roberts Court—including Sonia Sotomayor—are profiled here, as are all chief justices and notable associate justices. Part Three complements the first two sections with a generous sampling of influential primary source documents, including landmark decisions, excerpts from justices’ papers, political cartoons, and constitutional provisions related to the Supreme Court. Key Features Easy-to-read Aligns with high school curriculum Unique three-part format

The Judicial Branch Of The Federal Government

Author: Brian Duignan
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1615300015
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The Judicial Branch Of The Federal Government from the Author: Brian Duignan. Discusses the judicial branch of the United States government, including its history and relation to the other two branches of government, important rulings, and notable Supreme Court justices and jurists.


Author: Thea Cooper
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429965699
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Breakthrough from the Author: Thea Cooper. It is 1919 and Elizabeth Hughes, the eleven-year-old daughter of America's most-distinguished jurist and politician, Charles Evans Hughes, has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. It is essentially a death sentence. The only accepted form of treatment – starvation – whittles her down to forty-five pounds skin and bones. Miles away, Canadian researchers Frederick Banting and Charles Best manage to identify and purify insulin from animal pancreases – a miracle soon marred by scientific jealousy, intense business competition and fistfights. In a race against time and a ravaging disease, Elizabeth becomes one of the first diabetics to receive insulin injections – all while its discoverers and a little known pharmaceutical company struggle to make it available to the rest of the world. Relive the heartwarming true story of the discovery of insulin as it's never been told before. Written with authentic detail and suspense, and featuring walk-ons by William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Eli Lilly himself, among many others.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Author: Gary R. Hartman
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110367
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Landmark Supreme Court Cases from the Author: Gary R. Hartman. Through its interpretations of the Constitution and Bill of Rights

The Roberts Court

Author: Marcia Coyle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145162753X
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The Roberts Court from the Author: Marcia Coyle. The Roberts Court, seven years old, sits at the center of a constitutional maelstrom. Through four landmark decisions, Marcia Coyle, one of the most prestigious experts on the Supreme Court, reveals the fault lines in the conservative-dominated Court led by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. Seven minutes after President Obama put his signature to a landmark national health care insurance program, a lawyer in the office of Florida GOP attorney general Bill McCollum hit a computer key, sparking a legal challenge to the new law that would eventually reach the nation’s highest court. Health care is only the most visible and recent front in a battle over the meaning and scope of the U.S. Constitution. The battleground is the United States Supreme Court, and one of the most skilled, insightful, and trenchant of its observers takes us close up to watch it in action. Marcia Coyle’s brilliant inside account of the High Court captures four landmark decisions—concerning health care, money in elections, guns at home, and race in schools. Coyle examines how those cases began—the personalities and conflicts that catapulted them onto the national scene—and how they ultimately exposed the great divides among the justices, such as the originalists versus the pragmatists on guns and the Second Amendment, and corporate speech versus human speech in the controversial Citizens United campaign case. Most dramatically, her analysis shows how dedicated conservative lawyers and groups are strategizing to find cases and crafting them to bring up the judicial road to the Supreme Court with an eye on a receptive conservative majority. The Roberts Court offers a ringside seat at the struggle to lay down the law of the land.

Once In A Great City

Author: David Maraniss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476748403
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Once In A Great City from the Author: David Maraniss. “A fascinating political, racial, economic, and cultural tapestry” (Detroit Free Press), a tour de force from David Maraniss about the quintessential American city at the top of its game: Detroit in 1963. Detroit in 1963 is on top of the world. The city’s leaders are among the most visionary in America: Grandson of the first Ford; Henry Ford II; Motown’s founder Berry Gordy; the Reverend C.L. Franklin and his daughter, the incredible Aretha; Governor George Romney, Mormon and Civil Rights advocate; car salesman Lee Iacocca; Police Commissioner George Edwards; Martin Luther King. The time was full of promise. The auto industry was selling more cars than ever before. Yet the shadows of collapse were evident even then. “Elegiac and richly detailed” (The New York Times), in Once in a Great City David Maraniss shows that before the devastating riot, before the decades of civic corruption and neglect, and white flight; before people trotted out the grab bag of rust belt infirmities and competition from abroad to explain Detroit’s collapse, one could see the signs of a city’s ruin. Detroit at its peak was threatened by its own design. It was being abandoned by the new world economy and by the transfer of American prosperity to the information and service industries. In 1963, as Maraniss captures it with power and affection, Detroit summed up America’s path to prosperity and jazz that was already past history. “Maraniss has written a book about the fall of Detroit, and done it, ingeniously, by writing about Detroit at its height….An encyclopedic account of Detroit in the early sixties, a kind of hymn to what really was a great city” (The New Yorker).