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November 17, 2021

New ABA book by Chemerinsky examines the Supreme Court’s 2020-21 term

CHICAGO, Nov. 17, 2021 A new book from the American Bar Association’s Judicial Division, The Supreme Court in Transition: October Term 2020, looks at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020-21 term, explaining each case in a neutral manner, neither praising nor criticizing the decisions.

Written by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, the book looks back at major cases addressed by the court and provides an informed focus on the implications of those decisions. Chemerinsky organizes the case essays by key topics of each decision, including:

  • Antitrust and college sports
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil rights litigation
  • Criminal law and procedure 
  • Federal jurisdiction
  • Fee exercise of religion
  • Freedom of speech
  • Immigration law
  • Indian law
  • Intellectual property
  • Personal jurisdiction
  • Separation of powers
  • The takings clause
  • Voting rights

About the author

Erwin Chemerinsky is the dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He is the author of 14 other books, including leading casebooks and treatises on constitutional law, criminal procedure and federal courts. He frequently argues appellate cases, including at the U.S. Supreme Court. In January 2021, he was chosen as president-elect of the Association of American Law Schools.

Title:                        The Supreme Court in Transition: October Term 2020
Publisher: ABA Publishing
Pages:  164
Product Code: 5230304
ISBN: 9781639050437
Size: 6x9
Binding: Paperback and eBook
List Price: $49.95
To purchase:         The Supreme Court in Transition: October Term 2020

Editor’s note: Electronic review copies are available by contacting Donna Gollmer at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Donna Gollmer, ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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