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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date July 1, 2010
Pages 359
Binding Paperback
Edition 5th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226556871
ISBN-10 0226556875
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.12 lbs.
Original list price $22.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, Robert 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. For this new fifth edition, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey’s magisterial treatment to address the Court’s most recent decisions.

As in prior editions, McCloskey’s original text remains unchanged. In his historical interpretation, he argues that the strength of the Court 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 sentiments. In two revised chapters, Levinson shows how McCloskey’s approach continues to illuminate developments since 2005, including the Court’s decisions in cases arising out of the War on Terror, which range from issues of civil liberty to tests of executive power. He also discusses the Court’s skepticism regarding campaign finance regulation; its affirmation of the right to bear arms; and the increasingly important nomination and confirmation process of Supreme Court justices, including that of the first Hispanic justice, Sonia Sotomayor.

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 the past, present, and future prospects of this institution.



Editions
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
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
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.
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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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