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This is the ultimate resource for authoritative information on the American Presidency, Congress, and Supreme Court. Compiled by three leading scholars, it contains the key figures, events, and structures that have animated U.S. government for more than 200 years.
First published in 1954, this indispensable reference quickly became the gold standard for concise summaries of important U.S. Supreme Court cases. The only reference guide to Supreme Court cases organized both topically and chronologically within chapters so that readers understand how cases fit into a historical context, the 15th edition has been extensively revised to ensure that it remains the most up-to-date resource available.
Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice and family law, equal protection and civil rights, and business and government law.
Students in American government, civics, multicultural studies, law, U.S. history and journalism classes, as well as general researchers seeking information on major U.S. court decisions that have had a significant impact on American society should consult Great American Court Cases. This resource from Gale, while focusing primarily on Supreme Court cases, also includes major federal or state cases that set precedents.