The Supreme Court
- Lawrence Baum - Ohio State University, USA
March 2021 | 280 pages | CQ Press
In The Supreme Court, Lawrence Baum provides a brief yet comprehensive introduction to the U.S. Supreme Court, one that is balanced and illuminating. In successive chapters, the book examines each major aspect of the Court: the selection, backgrounds, and departures of justices; the creation of the Court's agenda; the decision-making process and the factors that shape the Court's decisions; the substance of the Court's policies; and the Court's impact on government and American society. Describing the Court's personalities and procedures, and delving deeply to explain the actions of the Court and the behavior of justices, Baum shows students the Court's complexity and reach. Tables and figures, plus a lively photo program, make this one of the most engaging books available. It is simply the standard.
Tables, Figures, and Boxes
About the Author
CHAPTER 1. The Court
CHAPTER 2. The Justices
CHAPTER 3. The Cases
CHAPTER 4. Decision Making
CHAPTER 5. Policy Outputs
CHAPTER 6. The Court’s Impact
Glossary of Legal Terms
Sources on the Web
"Provides a more in-depth look at the Supreme Court beyond that of the typical American Government textbook."
University of Houston Honors College
"This text is essential for my ability to teach a course specifically on SCOTUS in any meaningful way."
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro