In 'The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court' of the United States, readers have a rich source of information about one of the central institutions of American life. Everything one would want to know about the Supreme Court is here, in more than a thousand alphabetically arranged entries. There are biographies of every justice who ever sat on the Supreme Court as well as entries on rejected nominees and prominent judges, on presidents who had an important impact on - or conflict with - the Court, and on other influential figures. More than four hundred entries examine every major case that the court has decided, from Marbury v. Madison and Scott v. Sandford to Brown v. Board of Education and Roe v. Wade. In addition, there are extended essays on the major issues that have confronted the Court, entries on judicial matters and legal terms, articles on all Amendments to the Constitution, and an extensive, four-part history of the Court. And as in all Oxford Companions, the contributors combine scholarship with engaging insight, giving us a sense of the personality and the inner workings of the Court.