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Title:
The story of the powers of the Supreme Court
Author:
Stein, R. Conrad.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : Childrens Press, 1989.
Physical Description:
32 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary:
A brief overview explaining how the Supreme Court is the ultimate interpreter of our Constitution.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780516047218
Format :
Book

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A brief overview explaining how the Supreme Court is the ultimate interpreter of our Constitution.


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Gr. 4-6. These entries in the Cornerstones of Freedom series ably cover two topics of continuing importance. Ash's look at the women's movement begins in England, where women dissatisfied with laws that kept them from getting an education, earning a living, or, in some cases, keeping their children fought for change. She then shifts to the American scene, briefly looking at key figures and the progress made throughout the years. Failures are noted too, such as the unsuccessful attempts to make the equal rights amendment part of the Constitution; Ash comments that even today the positions of women in government and business are not on a par with those of men. Powers of the Supreme Court explains how the Court works and scans the Court's most important cases and figures. Although both books are strictly overviews (Roosevelt's plan to pack the Supreme Court gets one, albeit long, paragraph), the information is interestingly presented, with enough material to satisfy report writers. Both books are illustrated with color photographs and historical engravings. --Ilene Cooper