U.S. Supreme Court, Second Edition

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3 Volumes
1,500 Pages
Sidebars, Tables, Maps, Photographs
450 Essays
Timeline & Glossary
Table of Court Cases
U.S. Constitution
Category Index
Court Cases Index
Subject Index


  Recommended. Lower-/upper-level undergraduates and general readers.
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U.S. Supreme Court admirably fulfills its goal of providing a source of concise, up-to-date, and authoritative information about this unique part of American government.
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"Admirably fulfills its goal of providing a
source of concise, up-to-date, and authoritative
information about this unique part of American
government." - ARBA

Editor: Salem Press
November 2016 · 3 volumes
1,500 pages · 6"x9"

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ISBN: 978-1-68217-180-6
# of Pages: 1500
# of Volumes: 3
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U.S. Supreme Court
A comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the history and functioning of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The U.S. Supreme Court is a comprehensive survey of the history and functions of the institution for which it is named. Although it has only nine unelected members, the Court alone can overturn the actions of every other branch of government, at all levels. There is no other institution quite like the Supreme Court-in the United States or anywhere else in the world.

These volumes come highly organized and easy-to-understand specifically with the non-specialist reader in mind. The set is organized by category, with helpful graphics and illustrations throughout, providing students and researchers with a broad understanding of the power of the Supreme Court and how it functions. 

This completely updated Second Edition of The U.S. Supreme Court provides many new documents and materials to fully illustrate the unique power of this body of government. Out of the 561 included entries, this set contains analyses of Supreme Court cases and decisions, updated essays from the previous edition, and over 100 brand new essays. 

Information on all the Supreme Court Justices, articles on key constitutional issues and hundreds of landmark case can be found alongside essays on types of law, individual pieces of legislation, and clauses and amendments to the U.S. Constitution, specific historical events and eras, along with an explanation of the procedures and mechanics of how the Supreme Court works. Some topics to look forward to include: 

  • Freedom of Speech and the Press
  • Gender Issues
  • Areas of Law
  • Separation of Powers and Voting Rights
  • Religious Issues
  • Defendenent Rights
  • Presidential Powers
  • And Many, Many More!