Great Justices of the Supreme Court
Great Justices of the Supreme Court
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Annotation: Profiles eight notable justices of the United States Supreme Court and landmark cases in which each was involved: John Marshall, Roger Taney, John Harlan, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, Charles Evans Hughes, Hugo Black, Earl Warren.
Genre: Biographies
Catalog Number: #3196213
Format: Library Binding
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Publisher: Oliver Press
Copyright Date: 1992
Edition Date: 1992
Pages: 160 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-88150-801-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-88150-801-4
Dewey: 920
LCCN: 92018443
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
School Library Journal
Gr 8-12-- John Marshall, Roger Taney, John Harlan, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, Charles Evans Hughes, Hugo Black, and Earl Warren are eight Supreme Court justices considered outstanding by this author. Each one is covered in a chapter that outlines his life, early career, appointment, and landmark cases. Readers will find it interesting that so many of the appointments were met with considerable controversy--not unlike those of recent years. In addition to its biographical value, this attractive, well-written book can also be used as a source for information on such cases as ``Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka,'' ``Dennis v. United States,'' ``Gideon v. Wainwright,'' and the Dred Scott decision. Early civil rights cases are examined and related to current issues. Through the biographical sketches of these justices, a short but clear history of America's highest court is presented. Somber black-and-white photographs are scattered throughout the text. The comprehensive index will be helpful to students doing research. --Valerie Childress, J. W. Holloway Middle School, Whitehouse, TX
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-155) and index.
Word Count: 22,914
Reading Level: 9.4
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 9.4 / points: 4.0 / quiz: 42511 / grade: Upper Grades

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