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Description - Understanding Supreme Court Opinions by T. R. van Geel

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 readers 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780205621613
ISBN-10: 0205621619
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 162mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Pearson
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - T. R. van Geel

Tyll can Geel joined the University faculty in 1972 and later was named the Earl B. Taylor Professor and chair of Educational Leadership. He was named an Emeritus Professor in 2007. His research includes legal and applied issues in education. Van Geel is the co-author of Educational Law: An Introduction for Administrators and Policy Makers, a popular textbook used in the preparation of educational leaders and a very accessible resource for the modern educational administrator. He also authored Understanding Supreme Court Opinions and numerous articles and chapters in publications for the academic and legal communities, as well as for professional educators. He is currently working on a book on democracy and education.