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The Supreme Court in the American system of government.

Jackson, Robert Houghwout

The Supreme Court in the American system of government.

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. Supreme Court.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesThe Godkin lectures at Harvard University ;, 1955
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF8748 .J275
    The Physical Object
    Pagination92 p.
    Number of Pages92
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6177749M
    LC Control Number55009696


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