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Illustrated great decisions of the Supreme Court by Tony Mauro

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Published by CQ Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Constitutional law -- United States -- Cases.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementTony Mauro.
LC ClassificationsKF4549 .M334 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3414317M
ISBN 101568029640
LC Control Number2005030474

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