Supreme Power

Supreme Power

7 Pivotal Supreme Court Decisions That Had A Major Impact on America

Book - 2017
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Bestselling author Ted Stewart reveals the complex history of the Supreme Court as told through seven pivotal decisions. These cases originally seemed narrow in scope, but they vastly expanded the interpretation of law. Filled with insight, commentary, and compelling stories of ordinary citizens coming to the judiciary for remedy for the problems of their day, Stewart illustrates the magnitude of the Court's power to interpret the Constitution and decide the law of the land.
Publisher: [Salt Lake City, Utah] :, Shadow Mountain,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781629723402
Characteristics: xi, 243 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: How the Supreme Court became supreme : Marbury v. Madison (1803)
How the Supreme Court came to sanction racism : Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
How a law on bakers' working rights led to abortion rights : Lochner v. The State of New York (1905)
How 12 acres of wheat led to an all-powerful Washington, D.C. : Wickard v. Filburn (1942)
How a nation founded by devout men and women came to ban religion from the public arena : Everson v. Board of Education of Ewing Township (1947)
How the Supreme Court empowered federal judges to raise taxes, manage school districts, and generally work their will : Missouri v. Jenkins (1990)
How the Supreme Court played a central role in redefining the values and culture of America : Obergefell v. Hodges (2015).
Summary: Bestselling author Ted Stewart reveals the complex history of the Supreme Court as told through seven pivotal decisions. These cases originally seemed narrow in scope, but they vastly expanded the interpretation of law. Filled with insight, commentary, and compelling stories of ordinary citizens coming to the judiciary for remedy for the problems of their day, Stewart illustrates the magnitude of the Court's power to interpret the Constitution and decide the law of the land.

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Jun 23, 2018

Ted Stewart's religious slant comes across strongly in this book.

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