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SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

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SUPREME COURT DECISIONS In time for the upcoming election season, Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, andabove allessential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life, including the founding documents, pivotal historical speeches, and important Supreme Court decisions, to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues.The Supreme Court is one of America's leading expositors of, and participants in, debates about American values. These cases cover a vast array of issues, from the powers of government and freedom of speech to freedom of religion and civil liberties. Among the cases included will be Marbury v. Madison, on the supremacy of the Constitution and the power of judicial review; U.S. v. Nixon, on separation of powers; and Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, a post-9/11 case on presidential power and due process.ABOUT THE EDITORS:Richard Beeman, the John Welsh Centennial Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, has previously served as the Chair of the Department of History, Associate Dean in Penn's School of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of the College of Arts of Sciences. He serves as a trustee of the National Constitution Center and on the center's executive committee. Author of seven previous books, among them The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution and Plain Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution, Professor Beeman has received numerous grants and awards including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the Huntington Library. His biography of Patrick Henry was a finalist for the National Book Award.Jay M. Feinman is Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers University and the bestselling author of Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law. ISBN: 0-14-312199-5 publish date: 08/27/2012
Binding Type: Softcover
ISBN: 0-14-312199-5
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE
Author: Richard Beeman and Jay M. Feinman, Editors

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