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The Supreme Court yearbook, 2000-2001
Jost, Kenneth.
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Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
vii, 374 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
An "imperial"court"? -- The 2000-2001 term. -- Case summaries (2000-2001 decisions). -- Preview of the 2001-2002 term. -- Appendix.
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KF8741.A152 S87 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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A collection of summaries of every decision from the court's term of 2000-2001, including overviews of the ten most important cases and a preview of the next session. This yearbook gives readers essential coverage of the court's decisions, activities and impact on American society.

Author Notes

Kenneth Jost, a staff writer at Congressional Quarterly, has covered legal affairs as a reporter, editor, and columnist since 1970. He served as chief legislative assistant to Al Gore from 1977 to 1980, when Gore was in the House of Representatives. Jost is a graduate of Harvard College and Georgetown University Law Center, a member of the District of Columbia Bar, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown's law school

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
1 An "Imperial" Court?p. 1
The Conservative Majorityp. 7
The Liberal Blocp. 13
Retirement Watchp. 18
2 The 2000-2001 Termp. 21
State and Federal Governmentsp. 24
Individual Rightsp. 26
Criminal Lawp. 29
Business, Labor, and Consumersp. 31
Electoral Collegep. 34
Tobacco Advertisingp. 46
Immigrationp. 52
Statesp. 58
Disability Lawp. 62
Criminal Lawp. 66
Drug Testingp. 71
Criminal Lawp. 76
Church and Statep. 81
Campaign Financep. 86
3 Case Summaries (2000-2001 Decisions)p. 92
Business Lawp. 97
Courts and Procedurep. 102
Criminal Law and Procedurep. 105
Election Lawp. 125
Environmental Lawp. 131
Federal Governmentp. 133
First Amendmentp. 140
Immigration Lawp. 145
Individual Rightsp. 149
Labor Lawp. 156
Property Lawp. 160
Statesp. 161
Tortsp. 165
4 Preview of the 2001-2002 Termp. 167
Pornography and the Internetp. 172
Business Lawp. 177
Courts and Procedurep. 178
Criminal Law and Procedurep. 179
Federal Governmentp. 181
First Amendmentp. 183
Individual Rightsp. 184
Labor Lawp. 188
Property Lawp. 189
Opinion Excerpts (Major Decisions, 2000-2001)p. 191
Bush v. Gorep. 191
Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama v. Garrettp. 208
Ferguson v. City of Charlestonp. 219
Atwater v. City of Lago Vistap. 228
PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martinp. 238
Good News Club v. Milford Central Schoolp. 249
Kyllo v. United Statesp. 259
FEC v. Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Committeep. 267
INS v. St. Cyrp. 279
Lorillard Tobacco Company v. Reillyp. 290
How the Court Worksp. 307
Brief Biographiesp. 319
Glossary of Legal Termsp. 337
United States Constitutionp. 342
Indexp. 361