Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
The American Supreme Court cover
  • ISBN: 9780226556802
  • ISBN10: 0226556808

The American Supreme Court

by Robert G. McCloskey

  • List Price: $14.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 3
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2000
used Add to Cart $9.98
You save: 29%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
new Add to Cart $11.21
You save: 20%
Marketplace Item
Description
First published more than four decades ago, Robert McCloskey's classic work on the Supreme Court's role in constructing the U.S. Constitution has introduced generations of students to the workings of our nation's highest court. Sanford Levinson brings this new edition into the twenty-first century, revising the last two chapters, which cover the events of the past forty years, and updating the book's preface, coda, chronology, and bibliographical essay.

As in the second edition, McCloskey's original text remains unchanged. In his historical interpretation, he argues that the strength of the Court has always been its sensitivity to the changing political scene, as well as its reluctance to stray too far from the main currents of public sentiments. In two new chapters, Levinson discusses the Court's more recent role, especially during the 1960s, as protector of the civil rights and liberties of minorities. He updates as well the Court's continuing role as monitor of the welfare state, looking at the litigation following the 1996 changes in welfare policy by Congress and the President. Also covered in this edition are the recent Court decisions on federalism, which perhaps portend an enhanced role for the court as the "umpire" of the federal system; the clash between Congress and the Court over the scope of the required accommodation by government of religious conduct; and the Court's role in the impeachment of President Clinton.

Wonderfully readable and concisely written, McCloskey's book is an essential guide to the past, present, and future prospects of America's highest court.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
valuetextwh

Location: Edmond, OK
Ask seller a question
Good
. Quality text from a reliable seller. Speedy service! Choose EXPEDITED for fastest shipping!
$2.99
HPB-Diamond

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.93
WonderBook

Location: Frederick, MD
Ask seller a question
Very Good
Very Good condition. 3rd ed.
$5.59
Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB

Location: Frederick, MD
Very Good
Very Good condition. 3rd ed.
$7.58
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$8.31
Redbrick Books

Location: Springfield, MA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Trade paperback with rements of a sticker on back cover, and some light soil with a small crease on front cover, contents are clean.
$10.12
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$11.21
Poverty Hill Books

Location: Mt. Prospect, IL
New
Shipping Icon
THIRD EDITION, BRAND NEW COPY, Perfect Shape, No Black Remainder Mark,
$11.75
Ables Bookstore

Location: chattanooga, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$21.72