This book analyzes 30 Supreme Court cases chosen by a group of Supreme Court justices and leading civics educators as the most important for American citizens to understand. An additional 100 significant cases included in state history and civics standards are summarized. By Kermit L. Hall and John J. Patrick.
Table of Contents
IntroductionChapter 1: The Rise of Judicial ReviewChapter 2: The National Bank and FederalismChapter 3: Steamboats, States’ Rights, and the Power of CongressChapter 4: Denying an Appeal for FreedomChapter 5: Civil Liberties and the Civil WarChapter 6: Separate But Not EqualChapter 7: The Rights of Labor and the Rights of WomenChapter 8: The Latitude and Limits of Free SpeechChapter 9: Affirming the New DealChapter 10: The Flag-Salute CasesChapter 11: Internment of Japanese Americans During World War IIChapter 12: A Decision to Limit Presidential PowerChapter 13: Public School DesegregationChapter 14: Establishing Equality in Voting and RepresentationChapter 15: Freedom of the Press in a Free SocietyChapter 16: Finding a Right to PrivacyChapter 17: The Right to Remain SilentChapter 18: Freedom of Speech in Public SchoolsChapter 19: Standards for Interpreting the Establishment ClauseChapter 20: Abortion, Privacy, and Values in ConflictChapter 21: Presidential Immunity and the Watergate CrisisChapter 22: Affirmative Action and the Boundaries of DiscriminationChapter 23: The Judicial Path to the White HouseEpilogueAppendix