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For students of American history and political science, this encyclopedia provides concise summaries of more than 350 of the most important and influential United States Supreme Court cases.
Ideal as a quick reference or starting point for further research, the book covers cases on such issues as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, civil rights, labor unions, abortion, antitrust and competition, due process, search and seizure, labor unions, executive privilege, and more.
Organized alphabetically, each entry includes the case title and legal citation, year of decision, key issue, historical background, legal arguments, decision (majority and dissenting opinions), aftermath and significance, related cases, and recommended reading.
Other features include a chronology of cases, an index of cases by both parties and popular titles, a subject index, a glossary of legal terms, and how to read a legal citation