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US Supreme Court Cases & Opinions -


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Library books (RHS LMC)

342.73 CIV

Civil liberties : opposing viewpoints. San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, c1999.

342.73 CON

The Constitution and its amendments. New York : Macmillan Reference USA, [1998] c1999.
Contains forty-seven essays in which the authors discuss various aspects of the U.S. Constitution, covering the First through the Thirteenth Amendments.

342.73 MAY

May it please the court : the most significant oral arguments made before the Supreme Court since 1955. 1st ed. New York : The New Press :, c1993.
Baker v. Carr -- United States v. Nixon -- Abington School District v. Schempp -- Edwards v. Aguillard -- Wisconsin v. Yoder -- Cox v. Louisana -- Tinker v. Des Moines -- Communist Party v. Subversive Activities Control Board -- Texas v. Johnson -- New York Times v. United States -- Gideon v. Wainwright -- Terry v. Ohio -- Miranda v. Arizona --Cooper v. Aaron -- Regents v. Bakke -- Roe v. Wade -- Bowers v. Hardwick.

342.73 WIL

Willis, Clyde E. Student's guide to landmark congressional laws on the First Amendment. Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Contains edited texts of thirty-one notable Congressional laws on the First Amendment, each with information on the intent and purpose of the law, a summary of its substance, explanation of terms, background, and discussion of the law's impact.

344.73 PER

Persico, Deborah A. Vernonia School District v. Acton : drug testing in schools. Springfield, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c1999.
Describes the 1995 Supreme Court case which held that public school officials could do mandatory drug testing if they showed that a drug problem existed among the students, even though individual students were not suspected.

344.73 STE

Stevens, Leonard A. The case of Roe v. Wade. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c1996.
Examines the people, events, and legal questions connected to the Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion.

347.4 GUN

Gunther, Gerald, 1927-. John Marshall's defense of McCulloch v. Maryland. Stanford, Calif., : Stanford University Press, 1969.
Marshall's opinion in McCulloch v. Maryland.--A Virginian's "Amphictyon" essays [attributed to W. Brockenbrough]--Marshall's "A Friend to the Union" essays.--Roane' "Hampden" essays.--Marshall's "A Friend of the Constitution" essays.

347.73 MAU

Mauro, Tony. Illustrated great decisions of the Supreme Court. Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2000.
Profiles eighty-eight cases ranging from 1803 to 1999, with sections on the decision, the background, the vote, highlights, excerpts, and the impact of the case in each entry; including sixty-one photos and illustrations and a reference section with the Constitution and alphabetized profiles of all the Justices up to 1999.

347.73 SUP

The Supreme Court, A to Z. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C. : Congressional Quarterly, c1998.
Presents information about the nation's highest court, looking at the important legal decisions that have shaped modern interpretation of the U.S. Constitution and the men and women who have served as justices, and including facts about the administrative workings of the institution.

R 342.73 PEN

Pendergast, Tom. Constitutional amendments. : from freedom of speech to flag burning. Detroit : UXL, c2001.
Contains chronologically arranged entries that examine amendments nine through seventeen to the Constitution of the United States, examining the background of each amendment, ratification facts, and related court cases.


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