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Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court, 2nd Ed.

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By Paul Finkelman and Melvin I. Urofsky

An important new reference that provides the historical context and constitutional perspective of more than 1,000 of the most important Supreme Court cases. Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court provides an unparalleled history of the Supreme Court and its impact on American democracy and society. Case summaries are organized chronologically. In addition: each summary includes case name, citation, decision date, vote and vote alliances, author of the opinion of the Court, authors (and justices joining) of concurring and dissenting opinions summaries include extensive case cross-referencing to demonstrate evolving judicial decisions and historical connections most summaries include bibliographic references to facilitate additional research. Summaries include at least one case from every year the Supreme Court has been making decisions. This one-volume ready-reference is most useful to college, law school and public libraries as well as high school libraries, especially those offering AP Government & Politics. Other key features include a table of cases, a table of justices by appointment, a table of the natural courts, the U.S. Constitution, and an extensive index.