The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book

by David L Hudson, Jr.
Handy Supreme Court

A tip of the hat goes to David L. Hudson Jr., author of the aptly named Handy Supreme Court Answer Book. Hudson, an ABA Journal free­lancer and scholar at Van­­de­r­bilt Uni­ver­sity's First Amend­ment Center, produced an accessible history in Q&A format, replete with trivia: Which justice was in a duel? Who was the first law school grad?

ABA Journal

David Hudson's "The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book" is a guide to all aspects of the court. ... Hudson provides a thorough review of the argument, decision, and appeal process. ... a handy guide for keeping up with events.

Costa Mesa Daily Pilot

For a lay audience of inquisitive people, David Hudson Jr.'s Handy Supreme Court Answer Book is remarkably comprehensive and fascinating. Where else could you find out the identity of the tallest justice on the high court?

Legal Times

This is a unique and useful book that provides readers with a broad understanding of the main judgments of all of the Supreme Courts, as well as including smaller details that made each court unique. This is a terrific title....

Library Media Connection

For students, teachers, lawyers, and history buffs, this reference provides answer to many questions about the Supreme Court from its origins in 1789 to the present.

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What's arguably the Supreme Court's most controversial decision?

Which Justices signed the Declaration of Independence? How much do you really know about this nation's highest court? Answers to these questions and many more are found in The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book.

From the origins of the court to practical matters -- the federal judiciary system, the Supreme Court's session schedule, how cases reach the court, and the argument, decision and appeal process -- this book covers it all.

A guide for students, teachers, lawyers, history buffs and anyone interested in the United States' highest court, this book covers the time periods from the first Chief Justice John Jay through the 17th Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., exploring the social, cultural and political atmosphere in which the judges served on court. Learn fun trivia like who were the tallest and shortest Supreme Court Justices, important decisions like Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and Miranda v. Arizona (1966), and other interesting facts most people don't know.

About David L Hudson, Jr.

David L Hudson, Jr. An attorney-author who works as First Amendment Scholar for the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University, he writes regularly on the Supreme Court, as a contributing editor to the American Bar Association's Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases. He also teaches several classes at the Nashville School of Law. He is the author of more than 25 books, including The Rehnquist Court: Understanding Its Impact and Legacy (Praeger, 2006). He is a graduate of Duke University and Vanderbilt Law School.

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  • ISBN: 9781578591961
  • PDF ISBN: 9781578592364
  • Kindle ISBN: 9781578592487
  • ePUB ISBN: 9781578592647
  • 512 pages
  • 126 photos
  • 7.25" x 9.25" paperback
  • $39.95

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