The Landmark series is an easy-to-use resource for the study of the entire spectrum of American life presented before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Expertly selected by distinguished legal scholars, the cases presented in Landmark Briefs and Arguments vividly show the Court as a forum for debate on a multitude of divisive issues for over 200 years.
More than a legal resource, the Landmark series is a basic research source, a key to understanding the Supreme Court and its role in American government and society. For studies of the contemporary issues of longstanding controversy or constitutional interest, the Landmark series reveals the unique and historic nature of the Supreme Court cases that have shaped and reshaped American life and law.
Virtually every significant topic in American judicial history is represented in Landmark Briefs and Arguments. Topics covered in recently available editions include freedom of speech issues, punitive damages, abortion law, right to die, separation of church and state, affirmative action, issues of religious freedom, racial discrimination, and more.
Other important topics in American history covered in the series include banking, federal interstate commerce powers, capital punishment, civil Rights, confidentiality of news sources, due process, campaign finance, equal protection, regulatory activities, federal interstate commerce powers, foreign affairs, immigration, judicial review, housing, legislative apportionment, Native American issues, public lands, obscenity, powers of Congress, presidential powers, right to counsel, school busing, searches and seizures, self-incrimination, sex discrimination, states_ rights, terrorism, and wiretapping.