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 4. The Court and the Powers of Congress

Chapter 4. The court and the powers of congress

The new government created by the Constitution included an executive to carry out the laws and a judiciary to resolve conflicts, but the legislature—Congress—was the heart of the new democracy. The House of Representatives was the only part of the federal government originally elected by the people. Not unexpectedly then, it was to Congress ...

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