DMCA. Copyrighted Work that you can Claim.
Base have 820 524 books.
Search: 


πŸ“™ The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction by Linda Greenhouse β€” pdf free


For 30 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Linda Greenhouse chronicled the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court and its justices as a correspondent for the New York Times. In this Very Short Introduction, she draws on her deep knowledge of the court's history and of its written and unwritten rules to show readers how the Supreme Court really works.

Greenhouse offers a fascinating institutional biography of a place and its people--men and women who exercise great power but whose names and faces are unrecognized by many Americans and whose work often appears cloaked in mystery. How do cases get to the Supreme Court? How do the justices go about deciding them? What special role does the chief justice play? What do the law clerks do? How does the court relate to the other branches of government? Greenhouse answers these questions by depicting the justices as they confront deep constitutional issues or wrestle with the meaning of confusing federal statutes. Throughout, the author examines many individual Supreme Court cases to illustrate points under discussion, ranging from Marbury v. Madison, the seminal case which established judicial review, to the recent District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), which struck down the District of Columbia's gun-control statute and which was, surprisingly, the first time in its history that the Court issued an authoritative interpretation of the Second Amendment. To add perspective, Greenhouse also compares the Court to foreign courts, revealing interesting differences. For instance, no other country in the world has chosen to bestow life tenure on its judges.

A superb overview packed with telling details, this volume offers a matchless introduction to one of the pillars of American government.

About book:

About file:

  • File size: 1 231 722
  • Format: pdf


Security code:
Download button

Similar books results


Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction
Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction free pdf by William Doyle

Aristocracies or nobilities dominated the social, economic, and institutional history of all European counties until only a few generations ago. The relics of their power, in traditions and behavior, in architecture and the arts, are still all around us. ...

American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction
American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction pdf free by G. Edward White

Law has played a central role in American history. From colonial times to the present, law has not just reflected the changing society in which legal decisions have been made-it has played a powerful role in shaping that society, though not always in posi...

The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) pdf free by Donald A. Ritchie

The government of the United States is divided into three branches - legislative, executive and judiciary. These branches are represented by Congress, the President and the Supreme Court. Even though in the public's mind the executive branch might appear ...

Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) free download by Malcolm Gaskill

Witchcraft is a subject that fascinates us all. Indeed, from childhood most of us develop some mental image of a witch--usually an old woman, mysterious and malignant. But why do witches still feature so heavily in our cultures and consciousness? From Hal...

Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) download pdf by Malcolm Gaskill

Witchcraft is a subject that fascinates us all. Indeed, from childhood most of us develop some mental image of a witch--usually an old woman, mysterious and malignant. But why do witches still feature so heavily in our cultures and consciousness? From Hal...

Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction
Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction free download by Malcolm Gaskill

Witchcraft is a subject that fascinates us all. Indeed, from childhood most of us develop some mental image of a witch--usually an old woman, mysterious and malignant. But why do witches still feature so heavily in our cultures and consciousness? From Hal...

Law: A Very Short Introduction
Law: A Very Short Introduction free epub by Raymond Wacks

Law underlies our society -it protects our rights, imposes duties on each of us, and establishes a framework for the conduct of almost every social, political, and economic activity. The punishment of crime, compensation of the injured, and the enforcemen...

American Politics: A Very Short Introduction
American Politics: A Very Short Introduction epub download by Richard M. Valelly

American politics seems to grow more contentious and complicated by the day, and whether American democracy works well is hotly debated. Amidst all this roiling partisan argument and confusing claims and counterclaims, there has never been a greater need ...

Nuclear weapons: a very short introduction
Nuclear weapons: a very short introduction epub download by Joseph M. Siracusa

Despite not having been used in anger since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons are still the biggest threat that faces us in the 21st century. Indeed, for all the effort to reduce nuclear stockpiles to zero and to keep other nations (such as Iran) fr...

Positive Thinking (DK Essential Managers)
Positive Thinking (DK Essential Managers) free pdf by Susan Quilliam

Positive thinking can help you realize your goals, but for most people, its a skill that has be learned and practiced regularly. This book uses expert tips, clear text, and hard-working illustrations to show you how to assess your thinking patterns and ch...

Space Weather & Telecommunications (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science)
Space Weather & Telecommunications (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science) free download by John M. Goodman

This book is both a survey of practical concepts for forecasting the performance of various telecommunication systems as well as a balanced treatment of space-weather phenomena that give rise to telecommunication impairment episodes. It bridges the gap in...

A Text Book of Engineering Mathematics. Volume II

The Fight Against Terrorism and Crisis Management in the Western Balkans:  Volume 32 NATO Science for Peace and Security Series: Human and Societal Dynamics ... Series: Human and Societal Dynamics)
The Fight Against Terrorism and Crisis Management in the Western Balkans: Volume 32 NATO Science for Peace and Security Series: Human and Societal Dynamics ... Series: Human and Societal Dynamics) epub download by I. Prezelj

Terrorism is not the only threat that causes the emergence of crises. The so-called crisification of our security environment also seems to be rising due to many other factors. Such an environment is generating many crises related to politico-military con...

Effective Teaching with Internet Technologies: Pedagogy and Practice
Effective Teaching with Internet Technologies: Pedagogy and Practice free download by Alan M Pritchard

This field-tested guidebook helps teachers develop skills for integrating best teaching practices with technology and includes case studies, examples of student work, and Web links....

The Moonstone (Webster's Thesaurus Edition)
The Moonstone (Webster's Thesaurus Edition) download pdf by Wilkie Collins

There are many editions of The Moonstone. This educational edition was created for self-improvement or in preparation for advanced examinations. The bottom of each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text, includin...

The Stock Market Crash of 1929: The End of Prosperity (Milestones in American History)

Deadly Cults: The Crimes of True Believers
Deadly Cults: The Crimes of True Believers free pdf by Robert L. Snow

How does a Vampire Cult differ from a Satanic Cult? How do seemingly normal or ordinary citizens suddenly find themselves committed to a group whose leader promotes criminal activities and isolation from families and friends? What should you do if a loved...

Sense and Sensibility  with Teacher's Notes
Sense and Sensibility with Teacher's Notes epub download by Jane Austen

WhenΒ two sisters appear to be deserted by the young men they had intended to marry, the stage is set for a delicious comedy of manners that not only showcases Austen's perception, humor and incomparable prose, but offers a splendid glimpse of upper and mi...

  Moods
Moods free epub by Louisa May Alcott