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The Supreme Court [Paperback]

Lawrence Baum
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October 13, 2009 1604264624 978-1604264623 10th

In The Supreme Court, Lawrence Baum brings students a brief yet comprehensive not to mention balanced and illuminating introduction to the U.S. Supreme Court. In particular, Baum considers the shape and breadth of the Robertss Court, now fully established and distinguished from its predecessor. While carefully analyzing Chief Justice Robertss style as head of the High Court, Baum also examines Justice Kennedys pivotal role in recent decisions, as well as the Courts drift in a more conservative direction.

Describing the Courts personalities and procedures, and delving deeply to explain the actions of the Court and the behavior of justices, Baum shows students the Courts complexity and reach. New to this tenth edition is analysis of President Obamas nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, and an extended dis- cussion of the Guantánamo detainee cases, clearly demonstrating the interplay between the Court and the other branches of government. Additionally, Baum uses the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller case to fully illuminate the legal process while giving students access to some of the Courts most up-to-date materials. Newly revised and streamlined tables and figures, plus a lively photo program, make this one of the most engaging books available.


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Lawrence Baum is professor of political science at the Ohio State University and holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. A widely recognized authority on the court system, Baum is the author of Judges and Their Audiences: A Perspective on Judicial Behavior (2006), American Courts: Process and Policy, 5th Edition (2001) and The Puzzle of Judicial Behavior (1997), as well as numerous articles on topics such as the implementation of court decisions, change in Supreme Court policies, and interaction between the Supreme Court and Congress.

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  • Series: Supreme Court
  • Paperback: 275 pages
  • Publisher: CQ Press; 10th edition (October 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604264624
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604264623
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #680,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars good but missing info July 4, 2011
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this book was purchased for a course i took in tha fall. it was great help and resource,but it was missing a portion of the index which limited me in locating specific ideas about the supreme court. this book gives a pretty clear understanding of the supreme court n all its functions and at the same time shows how how other courts function within the court.
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5.0 out of 5 stars outdated October 29, 2010
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excellent resource at the time but already outdated. Things they are a'changin...quicky these days, some things anyway.
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