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The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

Edited by Kermit L. Hall and James W. Ely

Second edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780195379396
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199891511 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780195379396.001.0001
The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

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The Supreme Court has been the site of some of the great debates of American history, from child labor and prayer in the schools, to busing and abortion. The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions offers lively and insightful accounts of the most important cases ever argued before the Court, from Marbury v. Madison and Scott v. Sandford (the Dred Scott decision) to Brown v. Board of Education and Roe v. Wade.

This new edition of the Guide contains more than 450 entries on major Supreme Court cases, including 53 new entries on the latest landmark rulings. Among the new entries are Bush v. Gore, Nixon v. United States, Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights. Four decisions - Hamdi v. Bush, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Rasu v. Bush, and Rumsfeld v. Padilla - are considered in a single essay entitled Enemy Combatant Cases.

Written by eminent legal scholars, each entry provides the United States Reports citation, the date the case was argued and decided, the vote of the Justices, who wrote the opinion for the Court, who concurred, and who dissented. More importantly, the entries feature an informative account of the particulars of the case, the legal and social background, the reasoning behind the Courts decision, and the cases impact on American society.

For anyone interested in the great controversies of our time, this invaluable book is a must read on the epic constitutional battles that have informed American life.

Book.  626 pages.  275812 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Courts and Procedure

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Abington School District v. Schempp in The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

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Ableman v. Booth; United States v. Booth in The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

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Abrams v. Johnson in The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

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Abrams v. United States in The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

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Adair v. United States in The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

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Adamson v. California in The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

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Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Peña in The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

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Adkins v. Children's Hospital in The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

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Agostini v. Felton in The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

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Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health, Inc. in The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

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