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Cover Image: Illustrated Great Decisions of the Supreme Court,  2nd edition
  • Date: 12/07/2005
  • Format: Print Cloth
  • Price: $130.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-56802-964-1
  • Pages: 432
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Illustrated Great Decisions of the Supreme Court, 2nd edition
Tony Mauro

Acclaimed by researchers, students, and general readers, this informative, lively, and easy-to-use volume fills the public need for information about key recent and historical cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Now significantly updated, this new edition includes all the new major cases-over twenty five in total-handed down by the Court since the first edition was published in 2000. The new entries include many high-profile cases that have stirred public controversy, including:

    Boy Scouts of America v. Dale (2000), granting the right to exclude homosexuals from leadership positions in the Boy Scouts;
    Bush v. Gore (2000), ceasing ballot recounts in the 2000 presidential election;
    PGA Tour v. Martin (2001), obliging the PGA to accommodate a disabled golfer;
    Lawrence v. Texas (2003), stating that a law criminalizing same-sex sodomy violates due process;
    Gratz/Grutter v. Bollinger (2003), stating that an affirmative action program to achieve diversity in universities may or may not violate the equal protection clause, depending on how it's implemented.

In each of the over 100 cases summarized, author Tony Mauro succinctly describes the decision, provides background and facts of the case, the vote and highlights of the decision with verbatim excerpts, and, in conclusion, discusses the long-term impact of the decision on United States citizens and U.S. society.

Topic search aids let readers easily trace the evolution and impact of rulings in particular issue areas. Added features also enhance the volume, including many new portraits, political cartoons, and drawings, a comprehensive bibliography and an easy-to-access case/subject index. A perfect starting point for research on Supreme Court decisions, this newly updated volume is an essential addition to every public, high school, and college library.


Praise for the Previous Edition:

...fine introduction to recent and landmark decisions of the court ...the perspective of Mauro's 'impact' summaries is invaluable. Recommended for college, university, and public libraries.

- Choice

"Mauro's writing is wondrously clear and engaging…altogether, as is the norm for CQ Press, this is a first-rate resource for public, school, and academic libraries."
- American Reference Books Annual
Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro is Supreme Court correspondent for American Lawyer Media and Legal Times. Previously he covered the Supreme Court for more than twenty years for Gannett News Service and USA Today. He is also a contributing author to three books: A Year in the Life of the Supreme Court (1995), Reason and Passion (1997), and The Burger Court (1998). The American Bar Association awarded him a certificate of merit for his Supreme Court coverage in 1999.

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