The Law of the Land

A History of the Supreme Court
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Author(s): Kermit Hall
Genre: History
Imprint: Modern Scholar
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: UC002
Released: Oct 23, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402539022
Narrator/s: Brian Keeler
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Description

The Supreme Court of the United States represents our most unusual and least understood branch of government. Unlike the other branches, the high court marches to an overtly legal drummer, one that demands there be cases and controversies, there be lawyers who function as adversaries, and that all arguments be made in open court. On the other hand, its justices, unlike the president and the members of Congress, are appointed. They enjoy independence from the direct winds of politics, yet no one would dispute that the justices also shape and are shaped by politics. In the end, the Court is a living, breathing institution whose members have as often as not either been vilified or praised for both the quality of their legal reasoning and the political impact of their decisions. This course is about the high court, its justices, its traditions, and, most importantly, its impact on the American Republic.

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eAudio
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Author(s): Kermit Hall
Narrator(s): Brian Keeler
Genre: History
Product Number Z01614
Released: Jun 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase MultiUse
ISBN: #9781461824220
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Study Guide
Author(s): Kermit Hall
Genre: History
Product Number UT002
Released: Aug 04, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402539039

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