An insightful, chronological—by chief justice—examination of the Supreme Court that enables students and readers to understand and appreciate the constitutional role the Court plays in American government and society.
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The year is 1963, notably the most volatile period in the civil rights movement and one of the most tragic in American history. THE BOX CIRCLE takes us from the Birmingham Campaign to the March on Washington; from the assassinations of Medgar Evers and President John F. Kennedy, the bombing of Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and the…
• Useful for high school students, undergraduate students, and general readers researching the Supreme Court in general, investigating specific issues, or seeking answers to personal interest questions
• Provides an accessible resource for chronologically tracing the development of civil and human rights issues from the Warren Court to the present
• Examines the legacy of each Chief Justice's Court by its significant cases or decisions as well as its influence on the historical era
• Notes the dramatic or long-lasting effects of Court decisions and addresses the most controversial decisions of the 21st century, underscoring the significance of Supreme Court decisions on society overall
• Argues that the Court has long had a political presence and influence rather than existing as simply a legal entity