The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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"This book explores the Supreme Court from a variety of perspectives, beginning with how the court does its work and proceeding to look at the current court: the individual justices, their complex interactions with and influences on their colleagues, their jurisprudence -- that is, the principles and philosophies that govern their thinking -- and how their opinions, concurrences, and dissents not only apply constitutional law but shape it."--Preface.
Publisher: ©2015
Amenia, NY :, H.W. Wilson ;, Published by Grey House Publishing,, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781619256903
1619256908
Characteristics: xiv, 193 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Benched: the Supreme Court and the struggle for judicial independence / Jill Lepore
Pt. I, The Court and its workings : principles and practice
The Constitution of the United States: Article III
The Federalist, no.78: the Judiciary Department / Publius [Alexander Hamilton]
May I suggest a few revisions? / Forrest Wickman
Supreme Court of the United States: Rule 10 Considerations governing review of Writ of Certiorari
Why did the Court grant Cert in King v. Burwell? / Jonathan Adler
Three recently accepted cases shed light on the Supreme Court's process for granting review / Vikram David Amar
Why did Supreme Court punt on same-sex cases? / Tony Mauro
Who's getting the work at the Supreme Court? / Tony Mauro
A Supreme Court without Stare Decisis / Orin Kerr
Supreme Court of the United States: information about opinions
Writing their wrongs: Supreme Court justices regularly seek to change the errors of their ways / Mark Walsh
The justices, their papers, and the claims of history / Christopher Schmidt
Pt. II, The Justices : Traditional reserve, contemporary demystification
John Roberts, chief conservative strategist / Paul M. Barrett
The devastating, sneaky genius of John Roberts' opinions / Emily Bazelon
How not to misunderstand Scalia / Cass R. Sunstein
What is Clarence Thomas thinking? / Garrett Epps
Ruth Bader Ginsberg's retirement dissent / Amy Davidson
Active liberty lives! / Adam Winkler
How Sonia Sotomayor became the Supreme Court's preeminent defender of civil liberties / Scott Lemieux
Court sense / Colleen Walsh
Breyer and Scalia debate the role of established practice in constitutional interpretation / Christopher Schmidt
Time to fix, or scrap, the confirmation hearings / Andrew Cohen
Yale, Harvard, Yale, Harvard, Yale, Harvard, Harvard, Harvard, Columbia: the thing that scares me most about the Supreme Court / Dahlia Lithwick
How judges think: a conversation with Judge Richard Posner / Jonathan Masur
Pt. III, Politics and the Court : The Supreme Court and the political landscape
Can the Supreme Court be rescued from politics? / Scott Lemieux
Politicizing the Supreme Court / Eric Hamilton
By any means necessary / Linda Greenhouse
Americans divided on how the Supreme Court should interpret the Constitution / Jocelyn Kiley
Fault lines re-emerge in Supreme Court at end of term / Joan Biskupic
Rare unanimity in Supreme Court term, with plenty of fireworks / Nina Totenberg
Split definitive / Lawrence Baum and Neal Devins
Pt. IV, Major decisions : The Supreme Court's major decisions in historical perspective
Precedent and prologue / Jeffrey Toobin
2014 election confirms Citizens United decision based on fundamentally flawed premises / Fred Wertheimer
Obama wins the battle, Roberts wins the war / Tom Scocca
Supreme Court's silence on marriage rights speaks volumes / Marcia Coyle
Why the Supreme Court may finally protect your privacy in the cloud / Andy Greenberg
Dawn patrol / Richard L. Hasen
Supreme Court deals major blow to patent trolls / Klint Finley
The trap in the Supreme Court's "narrow" decisions / Jeffrey Toobin
Without actually issuing opinions, SCOTUS has already decided a lot / Erwin Chemerinsky
How the justices move the law / Richard L. Hasen
Pt. V, Public perceptions of the Court : judging the bench
Why the Supreme Court needs term limits / Norm Ornstein
Cameras and the courtroom dynamic / Nancy Marder
At Supreme Court, secretiveness attracts snoops / Richard Wolf
A modest proposal / Christopher Schmidt
The Supreme Court's baffling tech illiteracy is becoming a problem / Selina MacLaren
The Supreme Court: the last bastion of American leadership? / Matt K. Lewis
The Supreme Court's ultimate test / Laurence H. Tribe
The Supreme Court steps: an architectural dissent / Paul Goldberger.
Summary: "This book explores the Supreme Court from a variety of perspectives, beginning with how the court does its work and proceeding to look at the current court: the individual justices, their complex interactions with and influences on their colleagues, their jurisprudence -- that is, the principles and philosophies that govern their thinking -- and how their opinions, concurrences, and dissents not only apply constitutional law but shape it."--Preface.
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