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Guide to U.S. Supreme Court

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Part I: Origins and Development of the Court
Ch. 1: Origins of Judicial Power
Ch. 2: From the Gilded Age to the Great Depression
Ch. 3: The New Deal, Civil Rights, and the Conservative Revival
Part II: The Court and the Federal System
Ch. 4: The Court and the Powers of Congress: Article I
Ch. 5: The Court and the Powers of the President: Article II
Ch. 6: The Court and Judicial Power: Article III
Ch. 7: The Court and the States
Part III: The Court and the Individual
Ch. 8: The Court and the Individual Ch. 9: Freedom for Ideas: The First Amendment and the Right to Believe, to Speak, to Assemble, to Petition, and to Publish
Ch. 10: The Rights of Political Participation
Ch. 11: Crime and Punishment
Ch. 12: Equal Rights and Personal Liberties
Part IV: Pressures on the Court
Ch. 13: Congressional Pressure
Ch. 14: Presidential Pressure
Ch. 15: The Court, the Press, and the Public
Part V: The Court at Work
Ch. 16: Operations and Traditions of the Court
Ch. 17: The People of the Court
Ch. 18: Courtrooms and Costs
Part VI: Members of the Court
Ch. 19: Members of the Court
Ch. 20: Brief Biographies
Part VII: Documents and Texts
Federal Court Information
Judiciary Acts, Rules and Reforms
Justices of the Court
Landmark Opinions
Major Decisions of the Supreme Court
U.S. Constitution and Founding Documents
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The Guide includes features (articles on a variety of subjects), tables and figures. There is alsoan index to subjects and cases that links to a short description of the case, sometimes with illustrations. The Justice Biographies contain biographical information about the justices and a photograph or illustration.

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