Historic U.S. Court Cases

Historic U.S. Court Cases

An Encyclopedia

Book - 2001
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This collection of essays looks at over 200 major court cases, at both state and federal levels, from the colonial period to the present. Organized thematically, the articles range from 1,000 to 5,000 words and include recent topics such as the Microsoft antitrust case, the O.J. Simpson trials, and the Clinton impeachment. This new edition includes 43 new essays as well as updates throughout, with end-of-essay bibliographies and indexes by case and subject/name.

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The two-volume set is arranged by theme: criminal law; governmental power; economic regulation; race, gender, sexuality and disability; and civil liberties. Each case features an information box providing the case's vital statistics (date, location, court, principal participants, and significance), a 1,000-5,000 word essay (201 in all) penned by one of 85 scholars (lawyers, legal historians, social scientists, humanities professors, etc.) identified by name and affiliation. Thematic sections are preceded by concise introductions, and the essays 43 new to this edition concentrate "on the narrative, dramatic dimension of legal disputes within their larger social and historical contexts." Some essays have been cut and many revised for this edition. New cases include Bill Clinton's, and the disability case regarding golfer Casey Martin who, because of a disease affecting his right leg, wanted to use a prohibited golf cart in the PGA Tour. There is a subject and name index, and a case index. The set is suitable for high school and above. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2001
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780415930192
Branch Call Number: REF 349.7302 HISTO
Characteristics: 2 volumes (xx, 1,089 pages) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Johnson, John W. 1946-
Notes: Revised edition of: Historic U.S. court cases, 1690-1990. 1992


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