This collection of essays looks at over 200 major court cases, at both state and federal levels, from the colonial period to the present. Organized thematically, the articles range from 1000 to 5000 words and include recent topics such as the Microsoft antitrust case, the OJ Simpson trials, and the Clinton impeachment. The new edition of this classic resource includes 42 new essays as well as updates thoughout, with end-of-essay bibliographies and indexes by case and subject/name.
John W. Johnson is professor and head of the history department at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He is the author of The Dimensions of Non-Legal Evidence in the American Judicial Process and Insuring Against Disaster: The Nuclear Industry on Trial and has served as series editor for Garland publications on American law and society.