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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date November 8, 2004
Pages 331
Binding Hardcover
Edition 4th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226556819
ISBN-10 0226556816
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $43.00
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
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First published more than forty years ago, Robert G. McCloskey's classic work on the Supreme Court's role in constructing the U.S. Constitution has introduced generations of students to the workings of our nation's highest court. In this fourth edition, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey's magisterial treatment to address the Court's most recent decisions, including its controversial ruling in Bush v. Gore and its expansion of sexual privacy in Lawrence v. Texas. The book's chronology of important Supreme Court decisions and itsannotated bibliographical essay have also been updated.

As in previous editions, McCloskey's original text remains unchanged. He argues that the Court's strength has always been its sensitivity to the changing political scene, as well as its reluctance to stray too far from the main currents of public sentiment. Levinson's two new chapters show how McCloskey's approach continues to illuminate recent developments, such as the Court's seeming return to its pre-1937 role as "umpire" of the federal system. It is in Bush v. Gore, however, where the implications of McCloskey's interpretation stand out most clearly.

The best and most concise account of the Supreme Court and its place in American politics, McCloskey's wonderfully readable book is an essential guide to its past, present, and future prospects of this institution.


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Hardcover
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6 revised edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (May 2, 2016)
9780226296753 | details & prices | 401 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $75.00
5 revised edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (July 1, 2010)
9780226556864 | details & prices | 359 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $63.00
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4th edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (November 8, 2004)
9780226556819 | details & prices | 331 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $43.00
About: First published more than forty years ago, Robert G.
3 sub edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (November 1, 2000)
9780226556796 | details & prices | 305 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $45.00
2 sub edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (December 1, 1994)
9780226556772 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $55.00
About: In the more than thirty years since its original publication, The American Supreme Court has introduced several generations of students to the workings of the highest court of the United States.
Paperback
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6 revised edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (May 2, 2016)
9780226296890 | details & prices | 401 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $25.00
About: For more than fifty years, Robert G.
5th edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (July 1, 2010)
9780226556871 | details & prices | 359 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, Robert McCloskey’s classic work on the Supreme Court’s role in constructing the U.
4th edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (November 1, 2004)
9780226556826 | details & prices | 331 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $18.00
3 edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (October 1, 2000)
9780226556802 | details & prices | 305 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $14.00
About: First published more than four decades ago, Robert McCloskey's classic work on the Supreme Court's role in constructing the U.
2 edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (December 1, 1994)
9780226556789 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $18.00

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