Major Decisions and Developments of the US Supreme Court

  • David Klein
  • Morgan Marietta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Alex Keena, Michael Latner, Anthony J. McGann, Charles Anthony Smith
    Pages 25-37
  3. Anthony A. Peacock
    Pages 75-87
  4. Morgan Marietta
    Pages 89-98
  5. Carol Nackenoff, Gilbert Orbea
    Pages 99-109
  6. Morgan Marietta
    Pages 111-124
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 143-146

About this book


Each year, the Supreme Court of the United States announces new rulings with deep consequences for our lives. This inaugural volume in Palgrave’s new SCOTUS series describes, explains, and contextualizes the landmark cases of the US Supreme Court in the term ending in 2018, covering issues such as gay rights, religious liberty, public sector unions, coerced speech, digital privacy, voting rights, and the Trump travel ban. Bringing together notable scholars of the Court in one volume, the chapters in Scotus 2018present the details of each ruling in its specific case, its meaning for constitutional debate, and its impact on public policy or partisan politics. Finally, SCOTUS 2018 offers a big-picture look at Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first full term in office, the legal and political legacy of former Justice Anthony Kennedy, and the controversial nomination and confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.


supreme court constitution voting rights immigration travel ban gay rights religious liberty Equal Protection Clause Donald Trump Public Sector Unions free speech Digital Privacy Internet Taxation Gerrymandering Neil Gorsuch Anthony Kennedy Brett Kavanaugh

Editors and affiliations

  • David Klein
    • 1
  • Morgan Marietta
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceEastern Michigan UniversityYpsilantiUSA
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Massachusetts LowellLowellUSA

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