Nine Scorpions in a Bottle

Author: Max Lerner
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 1559701684
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Law

A collection of essays about the Supreme Court and its judges discuss such topics as its role in the government, how the role has changed, and its symbolism, and examines specific cases

Handbuch Politik USA

Author: Christian Lammert
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658026424
Release Date: 2015-08-13
Genre: Political Science

Das Handbuch Politik USA vereint Aufsätze ausgewiesener Expertinnen und Experten der sozialwissenschaftlichen USA-Forschung. Die Beiträge des Handbuchs setzen sich mit den grundlegenden Strukturen und Mechanismen der US-amerikanischen Politik auseinander. Diese werden zum einen in ihrem (zeit)historischen Kontext verortet, zum anderen werden unterschiedliche Deutungsdimensionen aufgezeigt und somit eine problemorientierte Einführung in das politische System der USA geleistet.

The Waite Court

Author: D. Grier Stephenson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576078297
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Law

The Waite Court presents a detailed and balanced exploration of the times, politics, personalities, and decisions of the Supreme Court in the critical transition period between 1874 and 1888, as the United States was in the process of reuniting itself as a nation.

The Supreme Court Justices

Author: Clare Cushman
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781452235349
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Supreme Court Justices: Illustrated Biographies, 1789–2012, Third Edition, provides a single-volume reference profiling every Supreme Court justice from John Jay through Elena Kagan. An original essay on each justice paints a vivid picture of his or her individuality as shaped by family, education, pre-Court career, and the times in which he or she lived. Each biographical essay also presents an overview of the justice’s jurisprudence, the major cases during his or her tenure, and the justice’s relationships with the other members of the Court. Essays are arranged in the order of the justices’ appointments. Lively anecdotes along with portraits, photographs, and political cartoons enrich the text and deepen readers’ understanding of the justices and the Court. The volume includes an extensive bibliography and is indexed for easy research access. New to this edition Foreword by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Updated essays on sitting or recently retired members of the court New biographies for Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Associate Justices Samuel A. Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan A revised listing of members of the Supreme Court with appointment and confirmation dates —as new documents have come to light, the editor has reassessed the dates of service of several of the justices An updated bibliography with key sources on the Supreme Court and the justices All-new images replace nearly one fourth of the illustrations in this edition There is no better reference than this updated new volume for insightful background and dynamic commentary on the individuals who have served on the Supreme Court of the United States. This is a vital reference work for researchers, students, and others interested in the Supreme Court’s past, present, and future. Editor Clare Cushman is director of publications for the Supreme Court Historical Society, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States. The society accomplishes its mission by conducting educational programs of interest to legal practitioners, scholars, and the general public by supporting historical research, publishing books, journals, and electronic materials and by collecting antiques and artifacts related to the Court’s history.

The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

Author: Derek H. Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190208783
Release Date: 2010-11-18
Genre: Religion

Study of church and state in the United States is incredibly complex. Scholars working in this area have backgrounds in law, religious studies, history, theology, and politics, among other fields. Historically, they have focused on particular angles or dimensions of the church-state relationship, because the field is so vast. The results have mostly been monographs that focus only on narrow cross-sections of the field, and the few works that do aim to give larger perspectives are reference works of factual compendia, which offer little or no analysis. The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States fills this gap, presenting an extensive, multidimensional overview of the field. Twenty-one essays offer a scholarly look at the intricacies and past and current debates that frame the American system of church and state, within five main areas: history, law, theology/philosophy, politics, and sociology. These essays provide factual accounts, but also address issues, problems, debates, controversies, and, where appropriate, suggest resolutions. They also offer analysis of the range of interpretations of the subject offered by various American scholars. This Handbook is an invaluable resource for the study of church-state relations in the United States.

Jahrbuch des ffentlichen Rechts der Gegenwart

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063646157
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Administrative law

The "Jahrbuch" supplements the monographs issued in the series ("Das oeffentliche Recht der Gegenwart") and contains in addition to articles, reports on the latest legislation affecting the public law of the various states.

Supreme Court of the United States

Author: George H. Rutland
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060993834
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Law

Although not as glamourous as the Presidency and not as raucous as Congress, the Supreme Court quietly wields more power and influence over life in the United States than the other two combined. There is not a facet of life in the US that the Supreme Court is not called upon sooner or later to offer an opinion about. This bibliography gathers important literature about the Supreme Court and provides access through subject groupings as well as author and subject indexes. Contents: General; History; Separation of Powers; Constitutional Law; Freedom of Religion; Judicial Process; Civil Rights; Justices; Freedoms; Judicial Power and Indexes.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 9783641104986
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Genre: History

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Priestly Tribe

Author: Barbara Ann Perry
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 0275965988
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: History

In this examination of the US Supreme Court, its justices, decisions, facilities, and programmes as well as its place in modern American culture, the author illustrates that the Court has consciously endeavoured to preserve its exalted standing.

Against the Death Penalty

Author: Michael Mello
ISBN: UOM:39015031868469
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From 1976, when the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the death penalty in Gregg v. Georgia, until their retirements in the early 1990s, Justices William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall doggedly voted against capital punishment in over 2,500 cases. The Justices typically began their opinions by reiterating they were adhering to their views that "the death penalty is in all cases cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments." While most of the dissents upheld without elaboration their conviction that capital punishment was unconstitutional, some explained in detail why, even assuming the death penalty might be constitutional, its application in the case before the Court was not. In this well-researched and copiously documented work, Michael Mello provides a comprehensive analysis of the legal, historical, and philosophical underpinnings of the Justices' relentless dissents against capital punishment. Mello begins with biographical sketches of Brennan and Marshall, examining how two men from divergent legal backgrounds came to share an unswerving stance against the death penalty. He then considers the historical, theoretical, and jurisprudential legitimacy of Supreme Court dissents in general, and sustained dissents in particular.

Reporting on the Courts

Author: William Haltom
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060392870
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This text offers perspectives on media coverage of the courts. How accurate and unbiased is television and newspaper coverage of legal issues? The author looks at economics, the influence of ratings, and how accuracy is sometimes lost amid the often conflicting values of these two institues. He also examines the biases of both the courts and the press.