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eText: 
ISBN-10 0205651348ISBN-13 9780205651344
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-205-62161-9ISBN-13 978-0-205-62161-3
Author(s): T. R. van Geel
Publisher: Longman
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 192
Description

Going beyond the standard interpretation of Supreme Court opinions, this practical text delves into the legal reasoning behind the written opinions - the modes of persuasion and justification used by Supreme Court justices - to give students a deeper understanding of how to read and interpret the decisions of our highest court.

An indispensable supplement to any constitutional law casebook, the sixth edition has been thoroughly updated, incorporating new material throughout the book on recent opinions issued by the Supreme Court.  It also includes a new Chapter 9, which discusses in greater depth the briefing of a case - Seattle School District No. 1 - and its analysis. 

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