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The Supreme Court, 11th Edition

Lawrence Baum

Published September 11th 2012
ISBN : 9781452220963
Paperback
255 pages
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In The Supreme Court, Lawrence Baum provides a brief yet comprehensive introduction to the U.S. Supreme Court, one that is balanced and illuminating. In successive chapters, the book examines each major aspect of the Court: the selection,MoreIn The Supreme Court, Lawrence Baum provides a brief yet comprehensive introduction to the U.S. Supreme Court, one that is balanced and illuminating. In successive chapters, the book examines each major aspect of the Court: the selection, backgrounds, and departures of justices- the creation of the Courts agenda- the decision-making process and the factors that shape the Courts decisions- the substance of the Courts policies- and the Courts impact on government and American society. With the new eleventh edition, the book gives particular attention to current developments in the Court, including the leadership of Chief Justice Roberts, the key position of Justice Kennedy as swing justice, and the Courts role in shaping national policy on such issues as campaign finance and health care. In addition, it examines the impact on the Court of the growing polarization that has reshaped politics in the United States. Describing the Courts personalities and procedures, and delving deeply to explain the actions of the Court and the behavior of justices, Baum shows students the Courts complexity and reach. Tables and figures, plus a lively photo program, make this one of the most engaging books available. It is simply the standard.