Landmark Supreme Court Cases

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The US Supreme Court is the head of the judicial branch of the federal government. It is the highest court in the land, with jurisdiction over all other courts, both federal and state. More than 7,000 cases are appealed to the Supreme Court each year. But only 100 to 150 are accepted. How does a case reach the US Supreme Court? And what happens when it gets there? The Landmark Supreme Court Cases series examines the court and some of its history-making decisions. Each book in the series investigates a landmark ruling and its compelling backstory, key players, and political climate. Readers will discover the case that shaped the debate about students' free speech, learn which decision declared "separate but equal" facilities constitutional, and explore which ruling protects a criminal suspect's right to remain silent. The decisions the Supreme Court makes change the course of US history and shape the country we live in. Inform your students about how it all happens with the Landmark Supreme Court Cases series.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Landmark Supreme Court Cases (8 titles)
Bush v. Gore: The Florida Recounts of the 2000 Presidential Election
Dred Scott v. Sandford: Slavery and Freedom before the American Civil War
Korematsu v. the United States: World War II Japanese-American Internment Camps
Miranda v. Arizona: An Individual's Rights When under Arrest
Plessy v. Ferguson: Segregation and the Separate but Equal Policy
Roe v. Wade: Abortion and a Woman's Right to Privacy
The United States v. Nixon: The Watergate Scandal and Limits to US Presidential Power
Tinker v. Des Moines: The Right to Protest in Schools
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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
BISACS JNF030000, JNF025210
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Season 2012-08-01
ISBN 9781617834707, 9781614801610
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 341-345
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9