The Supreme Court Compendium provides historical and statistical information on the Supreme Court: its institutional development; caseload; decision trends; the background, nomination, and voting behavior of its justices; its relationship with public, governmental, and other judicial bodies; and its impact. With over 180 tables and figures, this new edition is intended to capture the full retrospective picture through the 2013-2014 term of the Roberts Court and the momentous decisions handed down within the last four years, including United States v. Windsor, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, and Shelby County v. Holder.

The Supreme Court: An Institutional Perspective
The Supreme Court: An Institutional Perspective

The material in this chapter provides an overview of the Supreme Court as an institution from a largely historical perspective. Table 1-1 offers a chronology of the Court’s history with a look at its decisions and its personnel changes and at various unusual and noteworthy events.

Although we have attempted to be reasonably detailed in compiling the contents of this table, readers will note that more recent events appear with greater frequency than events of earlier years. For example, we provide at least one entry for each of the past six decades; by contrast, an entry appears for only half of the 14 years between the Constitutional Convention and the ascension of John Marshall ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles