100 Americans Making Constitutional History: A Biographical History

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Urofsky (history, emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University) presents profiles of key people behind some of the most important US Supreme Court cases. Written by constitutional scholars and legal analysts, each profile reveals the human side of these cases, and includes a discussion about the Court's decision, material on the social and political context behind the decision, and an account of how the specific legal issues considered evolved into great constitutional questions. Appendices provide the text of the Constitution, abbreviated summaries for all 100 cases, biographical data on current and former justices, hints on reading legal citations, and information about online sources for Supreme Court decisions. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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