- Paperback: 608 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Revised edition (July 25, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143037382
- ISBN-13: 978-0143037385
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 46 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A People's History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped OurConstitution: Revised Edition Revised Edition
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It is such good reading that we allow the author to lead us places in history that we might not have expected to travel. (The Boston Globe)
About the Author
Peter Irons is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of five previous award-winning books. The most recent, A People's History of the Supreme Court, was awarded the Silver Gavel Certificate of Merit by the American Bar Association.
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It's a fun read, although dense at times but it covers the cases, the histories of those cases, the people serving on the Supreme court, and their histories, during that decision and the surrounding context of the nation in general. It was quite entertaining and mind blowing knowing that some of the people that served on the Supreme Court system were poor, not lawyers, some were certifiably insane, picked on party lines only, and in some decisions went against the obvious answer and changed history and facts to justify their own personal feeling in their decisions.
If you have ever thought that the Supreme court system was noble or the people who were on it were the cream of the crop from law backgrounds; you need to read this book.