Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court reflects the substantial changes in the makeup of the High Court and landmark rulings from recent Court terms. No other reference on the Court offers so much detail and insight in such a readable format. This classic resource explains everything readers need to know about the Supreme Court, from its origins and how it functions to the people who have shaped it and the impact of its decisions on American life and the path of U.S. constitutional law. Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court covers the Court’s entire history; its operations; its power in relation to other branches of government; major decisions affecting the other branches, the states, individual rights and liberties; and biographies of the justices.

Chapter 10. The Rights of Political Participation

Chapter 10. The rights of political participation

The political history of the United States is the story of the effort to translate the ideals of equality and freedom into political reality. The elusiveness of these goals is reflected in a long line of Supreme Court decisions that deal with the right to vote, the right to have that vote counted equally with all others, and the freedom ...

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