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Marshall, the Courthouse Mouse. A Tail of the U. S. Supreme Court
By Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes. ISBN 978-0-9637688-6-5. Copyright 1998. Hardcover with 27 colorfully illustrated pages plus 2 pages of historical notes for parents and teachers.
Marshall J. Mouse, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Mice of America, must lead his fellow justices in settling a difficult case. They must decide whether to uphold a law requiring all mice to eat the same cheese on certain days or to strike the law down, giving the mice the freedom to eat any cheese they want, any time.
The story gives children a basic overview of our nation’s Supreme Court and takes them through the judicial process, from the fundamentals of constitutional law to a final court opinion. The color illustrations depict the architectural splendor of the U. S. Supreme Court and its various rooms. For ages 8 to 9.