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Supreme Court and the living constitution by Kenneth F. Mott

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, MD .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • United States. Supreme Court -- History.,
  • Constitutional history -- United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementKenneth F. Mott.
LC ClassificationsKF8742 .M67
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 274 p. ;
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4095238M
ISBN 100819115282, 0819115290
LC Control Number80008140

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