This Library Guide will help you find information for your final paper in this course. It will point you to background sources on the Supreme Court, relevant books, journal articles, and online sources.
Oh, help me in my weakness I heard the drifter say As they carried him from the courtroom And were taking him away My trip hasn't been a pleasant one And my time, it isn't long And I still do not know What it was that I've done wrong
- Bob Dylan, Drifter's Escape, 1967
A Few Pertinent Books
The U.S. Supreme Court by Thomas T. Lewis; Salem Press Editors
Publication Date: 2007-02-01
Magill's Choice: U.S. Supreme Court is an affordable, comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the history and functions of the Supreme Court. There are articles on all the justices, including those appointed by George W. Bush, articles on key constitutional issues, and more than 110 on landmark cases. This title includes: 3 Volumes, 1,392 Pages; 35 Sidebars, Tables; 4 Maps; 150 Photographs; 391 Essays; Time Line; Glossary; Table of Court Cases; Bibliography; U.S. Constitution; Category Index; Court Cases Index; and, Subject Index.
The Supreme Court A to Z by Kenneth Jost
Publication Date: 2006-12-01
Revised and updated to include coverage of significant new cases and the recent changes on the bench, this valuable research tool is the definitive source for information on the Court, its justices, and its impact on American democracy.
Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties by Otis H. Stephens (Editor); John M. Scheb (Editor); Kara E. Stooksbury (Editor)
Publication Date: 2006-09-30
Spanning three volumes, this comprehensive encyclopedia of over six hundred entries covers the full range of civil rights and liberties in America from the antecedents of the Bill of Rights through the most recent controversies over political and social issues, including abortion, free speech, religious liberty, voting rights, and the guarantees of equality.