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Irons, Peter H. 1940-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 222 publications in 3 languages and 15,814 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Court decisions and opinions  Filmed lectures  Historical films  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: KF4748, 342.73083
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Most widely held works about Peter H Irons
 
Most widely held works by Peter H Irons
A people's history of the Supreme Court by Peter H Irons( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Beginning with the debates over judicial power in the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to controversial rulings on slavery, racial segregation, free speech, school prayer, abortion, and gay rights, constitutional scholar Peter Irons offers a penetrating look at the highest court in the land. Here are revealing sketches of every justice from John Jay to Stephen Breyer, as well as portraits of such legal giants as John Marshall, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Earl Warren, and Thurgood Marshall. Astute, provocative, and extremely accessible, A People's History of the Supreme Court illuminates and pays tribute to a system of justice that both reflects and parallels our country's remarkable legal history
Justice at war by Peter H Irons( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice at War irrevocably alters the reader's perception of one of the most disturbing events in U.S. history--the internment during World War II of American citizens of Japanese descent. Peter Irons' exhaustive research has uncovered a government campaign of suppression, alteration, and destruction of crucial evidence that could have persuaded the Supreme Court to strike down the internment order. Irons documents the debates that took place before the internment order and the legal response during and after the internment. - Publisher
The courage of their convictions by Peter H Irons( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles civil rights cases on flag salutes, internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, housing discrimination, First Amendment, school integration, segregation, conscientious objectors, loyalty oaths, teaching of evolution, Vietnam War protests, abortion, property-tax finance system, maternity leave, libel, prayer in public schools, sodomy laws
Jim Crow's children : the broken promise of the Brown decision by Peter H Irons( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court sounded the death knell for school segregation with its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. However, Peter Irons writes that today many of our schools are even more segregated than they were on the day when Brown was decided. In this groundbreaking legal history, Irons explores the 150-year struggle against Jim Crow education, showing how the great victory over segregation was won, then lost again. The author of several award-winning books, Irons ranges from 1849 to the present as he describes a battle that has stretched across most of American history. He skillfully weaves a gripping legal drama out of the stories of brave, now-forgotten men and women, of luminaries such as Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren, and explores the impact of the Brown decision on the communities actually involved in the case. Perceptive, fascinating, and devastating, Jim Crow's children is a major contribution to the national debate over race and its implications for the American educational system
May it please the court : the most significant oral arguments made before the Supreme Court since 1955( Recording )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes "23 live recordings of landmark cases as argued before the Supreme Court, including the actual voices of the attorneys and justices in oral argument and questioning."
Brennan vs. Rehnquist : the battle for the Constitution by Peter H Irons( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Irons has become one of the leading interpreters of the Supreme Court and the Constitution for the American public. His books and articles have illuminated the process by which constitutional law has been made and shaped, from the New Deal period to the present. His work has focused on the human aspect of the law, on the ordinary people who bring cases to the Supreme Court, and the impact of the Court's decisions on their lives and the lives of all Americans. Now he gives us a brilliant and insightful book about two notable Supreme Court justices, William Brennan and William Rehnquist, and how their differing visions of the Constitution have affected the functioning of the law on issues that divide the Court and the country. We see Brennan: Democrat, son of an Irish Catholic labor leader, appointed to the Court by Eisenhower, believing in a "living Constitution" and the "legitimate expectations of every person to innate human dignity." And Rehnquist: raised in a conservative midwestern suburb, Goldwater activist, appointed by Nixon, vowing to "reverse the liberal excesses of the Warren Court." We see these two men serving together for two momentous decades, the leaders of the Court's liberal and conservative factions. We come to know them, their characters, their personalities, their beliefs. We explore the roots of their conflicting values: Brennan's vision of "human dignity" and Rehnquist's commitment to "judicial deference." And we watch as they battle for the votes of the Court's moderates in a hundred cases that deal with every major issue from religion and capital punishment to affirmative action and abortion. In a book that fluently combines history and biography, drama and explication, Peter Irons allows us to grasp in fascinating, eye-opening detail the way the law works in the life of America
War powers : how the imperial presidency hijacked the Constitution by Peter H Irons( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines a fundamental question in the development of the American empire: What constraints does the Constitution place on our territorial expansion, military intervention, occupation of foreign countries, and on the power the president may exercise over American foreign policy? Worried about the dangers of unchecked executive power, the Founding Fathers deliberately assigned Congress the sole authority to make war. But the last time Congress declared war was on December 8, 1941, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Since then, every president from Harry Truman to George W. Bush has used military force in pursuit of imperial objectives, while Congress and the Supreme Court have virtually abdicated their responsibilities to check presidential power. Legal historian Irons recounts this story of subversion from above, tracing presidents' increasing willingness to ignore congressional authority and even suspend civil liberties.--From publisher description
Justice delayed : the record of the Japanese American internment cases( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 120,000 people, most of them native-born American citizens, were forced by military order into concentration camps -- the government called them "relocation centers"--After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Inmates of these camps, hidden in deserts and swamps from California to Arkansas, spent an average of three years behind barbed wire fences. Not one of the Japanese Americans sentenced to years of barren exile had been charged with any crime, given the right of legal counsel, or offered even the rudiments of due process under the Constitution. - p. ix
God on trial : dispatches from America's religious battlefields by Peter H Irons( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed examination of six recent landmark court battles over the separation of church and state offers coverage of the cases from both sides
The New Deal lawyers by Peter H Irons( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May it please the court : the First Amendment ; transcripts of the oral arguments made before the Supreme Court in sixteen key First Amendment cases( Recording )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actual recorded oral arguments leading to landmark rulings, ranging from issues of obscenity and libel to Vietnam War protest, confidentiality of reporters' sources, the rights of gay men and lesbians, and high school newspaper censorship
May it please the court : courts, kids, and the constitution( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May it please the court-- : 23 live recordings of landmark cases as argued before the Supreme Court( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actual recorded oral arguments leading to landmark rulings, including abortion rights, flag burning, school desegregation, sexual orientation, Miranda rights, interracial marriage, and prayer in school
The history of the Supreme Court by Peter H Irons( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than two centuries, the Supreme Court has exerted extraordinary influence over the way we live our daily lives. The Court has defined the boundaries of our speech and actions since its first meeting in 1790, adding to our history books names such as John Marshall, Louis Brandeis, Hugo Black, Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, and many others. Have you ever wondered what goes into shaping the Court's decisions - or the beliefs of its justices' Or how the nine justices blend divergent and often strongly conflicting philosophies to reach decisions that reflect consensus - or sometimes fail to' How even a single change in the Court's personnel can dramatically alter not only the Court's ideological balance but its cooperative chemistry, as well' Or what it actually sounded like in the Court as some of the most important cases in our history were argued' This series of 36 clear and insightful lectures - delivered by an award-winning teacher and widely respected authority on the Supreme Court - answers these questions and many more as it traces the development of the Court from a body having little power or prestige to its current status as, "the most powerful and prestigious judicial institution in the world." The lectures are rich in biographical snapshots of not only the justices but also the advocates who have stood before them and the dozens of ordinary men and women whose cases have reached the Court. Several historical recordings are also highlighted, giving you a front-row seat as you hear lawyers actually arguing before the Court, as well as the justices' replies
The steps to the Supreme Court : a guided tour of the American legal system by Peter H Irons( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Steps to the Supreme Court follows two real cases--one civil, one criminal--as they work their way through the system from initial charges and complaints all the way up to the Supreme Court. Step by step, you'll track the criminal case involving the murder trial of Paul House, following the defendant from the night of the murder through his conviction, death sentence, appeals, and final chance for exoneration. The controversial civil case concerns the Ten Commandments being displayed on public property. You'll follow the parties from the plaintiffs' first filing of their suits through the Supreme Court decisions and back to their aftermath in the lower courts, where judges struggle to make practical law from a complex and divided ruling"--
May it please the court : the First Amendment, live recordings and transcripts of the oral arguments made before the Supreme Court in sixteen key First Amendment cases( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actual recorded oral arguments leading to landmark rulings, ranging from issues of obscenity and libel to Vietnam War protest, confidentiality of reporters' sources, the rights of gay men and lesbians, and high school newspaper censorship
The history of the Supreme Court by Peter H Irons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thirty-six lecture course that traces the development of the United States Supreme Court from its founding to the present, with a focus on the landmark cases that have reflected conflicts in American society
May it please the court : arguments on abortion( Recording )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents eight major cases on reproductive rights. Tapes introduce each case and include commentary about them. Book includes transcripts of the arguments, excerpts from the final decisions, reading lists, and a chronology of court history on reproductive rights
Cases and controversies : civil rights and liberties in context by Peter H Irons( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God on trial : landmark cases from America's religious battlefields by Peter H Irons( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insightful and dramatic account of religious conflicts that keep America divided'from the acclaimed author of The Courage of Their Convictions As the United States has become increasingly conservative, both politically and socially, in recent years, the fight between the religious right and those advocating for the separation of church and state has only intensified. As he did in The Courage of Their Convictions, award-winning author and legal expert Peter Irons combines an approachable, journalistic narrative style with intimate first-person accounts from both sides of the conflict. Set against the backdrop of American history, politics, and law, God on Trial relates the stories of six recent cases in communities that have become battlefields in America's growing religious wars
 
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A people's history of the Supreme Court
Alternative Names
Irons, Peter.

Irons, Peter 1940-

Irons, Peter H.

Peter H. Irons Amerikaans politicoloog

彼得·H·艾朗斯

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English (135)

Spanish (5)

Chinese (2)

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Justice at warThe courage of their convictionsJim Crow's children : the broken promise of the Brown decisionMay it please the court : the most significant oral arguments made before the Supreme Court since 1955War powers : how the imperial presidency hijacked the ConstitutionGod on trial : dispatches from America's religious battlefieldsThe New Deal lawyersMay it please the court : the First Amendment ; transcripts of the oral arguments made before the Supreme Court in sixteen key First Amendment cases