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As the confirmation hearings for new Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan were underway, AAUP created Books for Understanding: The U.S. Supreme Court. This online resource offers a guide to scholarly work on the nation’s highest court, including studies of individual cases, influences on the court, and the appointment process.

The massive BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has produced devastating effects of which the impact will be felt in the environment, industry, and by governments for a very long time. As containment and recovery efforts continue, Books for Understanding: Oil provides perspective on the role of this valuable natural resource, in economic, technological, and political development, in international relations, and in global environments.

Earlier this month, federal judge ruled California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional, prompting another round of debate on the issue of same sex marriage. Books for Understanding: Same Sex Marriage