The Supreme Court Compendium is the only reference that presents historical and statistical information on every important aspect of the U.S. Supreme Court, including its history; development as an institution; the justices’ backgrounds, nominations, confirmations, and voting trends; and the Court’s relationship with the public and other governmental and judicial bodies. This comprehensive reference includes an institutional overview of the Court’s history, including a chronology of important events from 1787-2006, important congressional legislation relating to the Supreme Court, and Internet sites relating to law and courts. The political and legal environment of the Court is presented, including the success rate of the United States as a party before the Supreme Court, the rates of success of various administrative agencies, and state participation in Court litigation with success rates.
Chapter : 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. Tables 1-1, 1-2, and 1-3 offer a chronology of the Court's history with a look at its ...