Federal Judges Revealed

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Author: William Domnarski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195374592

Category: Law

Page: 231

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Life before admission to the bar -- When they were lawyers -- Judicial appointments recounted -- Once appointed, transition to the job -- Nature of the job -- In chambers, in court, and getting along with others -- Judicial opinions -- Judges on lawyers and other judges.

The Behavior of Federal Judges

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Author: Lee Epstein,William M Landes,Richard A Posner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674070682

Category: Law

Page: 440

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Federal judges are not just robots or politicians in robes, yet their behavior is not well understood, even among themselves. Using statistical methods, a political scientist, an economist, and a judge construct a unified theory of judicial decision-making to dispel the mystery of how decisions from district courts to the Supreme Court are made.

Lost Rights

The Destruction of American Liberty

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Author: James Bovard

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312103514

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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A scathing political expose+a7 draws on specific case studies to reveal how blundering bureaucrats use their power to trample on citizens' constitutional rights. By the author of The Fair Trade Fraud. 40,000 first printing.

Federal Practice and Procedure

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Author: Charles Alan Wright,Arthur Raphael Miller,Edward Hayes Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminal procedure

Page: N.A

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Operations of Federal Judicial Misconduct Statutes

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, November 29, 2001

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Author: United States Congress,United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Judges

Page: 226

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Sixth annual American Judicature Society symposium

assessing the values of punishment : the state of sentencing in the United States criminal justice system

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Author: American Judicature Society,Drake University. Law School

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 258

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Reforming the Federal Judiciary

My Former Court Needs to Overhaul Its Staff Attorney Program and Begin Televising Its Oral Arguments

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Author: Richard A. Posner

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976014796

Category: Courts

Page: 302

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In this book Judge Posner focuses on the problems of the pro ses, the people, often prisoners, who bring lawsuits without a lawyer and the staff attorneys who review these lawsuits and make recommendations to the judges on how to decide the cases. He has done extensive research into the procedures of all thirteen circuits and compares their performance. This is the most extensive comparative review of the staff attorney programs in the circuit courts that has ever been done. Judge Posner has many suggestions for improving the way these cases are handled. In addition, he discusses the need for televising the circuit court hearings. He is a believer in government transparency, and feels the public should have easy access to the workings of the courts. Finally, he reviews the duties of the circuit chief judge and recommends clarification of the position.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

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Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Civil Rights Improvements Act of 1977

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session on S. 35 ....

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil rights

Page: 766

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Federal jury practice and instructions

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Author: Kevin F. O'Malley,Jay E. Grenig,William C. Lee,Edward James Devitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Instructions to juries

Page: N.A

View: 452

The Conspiracy Revealed

A True Account of the Investigation of the ''Cowboy Mafia''

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Author: Daniel H. Wedeman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456885081

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Structural and Other Alternatives for the Federal Courts of Appeals

Report to the United States Congress and the Judicial Conference of the United States

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Author: Judith A. McKenna

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788115752

Category: Appellate courts

Page: 179

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Covers: perceived threats to COA, the work of the COA, effects of caseload volume, proposals for structural change and more. 5 appendices. Charts and graphs.

The Hanging Judge

A Novel

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Author: Michael Ponsor

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480441902

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

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From the author of The One-Eyed Judge: A New York Times–bestselling novel about a federal death penalty trial from the perspective of the presiding judge. When a drive-by shooting in Holyoke, Massachusetts, claims the lives of a drug dealer and a hockey mom volunteering at an inner-city clinic, the police arrest a rival gang member. With no death penalty in Massachusetts, the US attorney shifts the double homicide out of state jurisdiction into federal court so he can seek a death sentence. The Honorable David S. Norcross, a federal judge with only two years on the bench, now presides over the first death penalty case in the state in decades. He must referee the clash between an ambitious female prosecutor and a brilliant veteran defense attorney in a high-stress environment of community outrage, media pressure, vengeful gang members, and a romantic entanglement that threatens to capsize his trial—not to mention the most dangerous force of all: the unexpected. Written by judge Michael Ponsor, who presided over Massachusetts’s first capital case in over fifty years, The Hanging Judge explores the controversial issue of capital punishment in a dramatic and thought-provoking way that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is “a crackling court procedural” (Anita Shreve) and “gripping legal thriller” (Booklist) perfect for fans of Scott Turow.

Learned Hand

The Man and the Judge

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Author: Gerald Gunther

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199703434

Category: Law

Page: 724

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Billings Learned Hand was one of the most influential judges in America. In Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge, Gerald Gunther provides a complete and intimate account of the professional and personal life of Learned Hand. He conveys the substance and range of Hand's judicial and intellectual contributions with eloquence and grace. This second edition features photos of Learned Hand throughout his life and career, and includes a foreword by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gunther, a former law clerk for Hand, reviewed much of Hand's published work, opinions, and correspondence. He meticulously describes Hand's cases, and discusses the judge's professional and personal life as interconnected with the political and social circumstances of the times in which he lived. Born in 1872, Hand served on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He clearly crafted and delivered thousands of decisions in a wide range of cases through extensive, conscientious investigation and analysis, while at the same time exercising wisdom and personal detachment. His opinions are still widely quoted today, and will remain as an everlasting tribute to his life and legacy.

SOLUTION TO THE COUNTRY’S WEIGHTY PROBLEMS

The Body Mass Index Reduction Program

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Author: Val Serbalik

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477123229

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 99

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Solution to the Country’s Weighty Problems: The Body Mass Index Reduction Program, (BMIRP) is a tongue in cheek book with hilarious illustrations suggesting the enactment of a federally mandated weight -reduction program to address the obesity epidemic in the U.S. The author presented in 2012 components of the program which have since been implemented by various governmental agencies and airlines, including charging fees based upon weight and Body Mass .and restrictions on access to facilities to those with excessive Body Mass He brings to the forefront problems, such as: debt and budget crisis, threatening national bankruptcy; trade deficit; reliance upon foreign oil, and its economic and national security threats; global warming, environmental pollution, energy conservation; out of control health care costs and declining health; corpulence and enhanced weight epidemic; and deteriorating national infrastructure. For less than the cost of a trip to the Golden Corral or other comparable “all- you- can- eat” buffet restaurant, or the cost of a “Big Mac” or “Whopper” with fries, the reader is exposed to a pragmatic, innovative, comprehensive, non-political, non-idealogical program to address the nation’s monumental problems.

Richard Posner

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Author: William Domnarski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199332339

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Judge Richard Posner is one of the great legal minds of our age, on par with such generation-defining judges as Holmes, Hand, and Friendly. A judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the principal exponent of the enormously influential law and economics movement, he writes provocative books as a public intellectual, receives frequent media attention, and has been at the center of some very high-profile legal spats. He is also a member of an increasingly rare breed-judges who write their own opinions rather than delegating the work to clerks-and therefore we have unusually direct access to the workings of his mind and judicial philosophy. Now, for the first time, this fascinating figure receives a full-length biographical treatment. In Richard Posner, William Domnarski examines the life experience, personality, academic career, jurisprudence, and professional relationships of his subject with depth and clarity. Domnarski has had access to Posner himself and to Posner's extensive archive at the University of Chicago. In addition, Domnarski was able to interview and correspond with more than two hundred people Posner has known, worked with, or gone to school with over the course of his career, from grade school to the present day. The list includes among others members of the Harvard Law Review, colleagues at the University of Chicago, former law clerks over Posner's more than thirty years on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and even other judges from that court. Richard Posner is a comprehensive and accessible account of a unique judge who, despite never having sat on the Supreme Court, has nevertheless dominated the way law is understood in contemporary America.

Laws Harsh As Tigers

Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law

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Author: Lucy E. Salyer

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807864319

Category: Law

Page: 360

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Focusing primarily on the exclusion of the Chinese, Lucy Salyer analyzes the popular and legal debates surrounding immigration law and its enforcement during the height of nativist sentiment in the early twentieth century. She argues that the struggles between Chinese immigrants, U.S. government officials, and the lower federal courts that took place around the turn of the century established fundamental principles that continue to dominate immigration law today and make it unique among branches of American law. By establishing the centrality of the Chinese to immigration policy, Salyer also integrates the history of Asian immigrants on the West Coast with that of European immigrants in the East. Salyer demonstrates that Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans mounted sophisticated and often-successful legal challenges to the enforcement of exclusionary immigration policies. Ironically, their persistent litigation contributed to the development of legal doctrines that gave the Bureau of Immigration increasing power to counteract resistance. Indeed, by 1924, immigration law had begun to diverge from constitutional norms, and the Bureau of Immigration had emerged as an exceptionally powerful organization, free from many of the constraints imposed upon other government agencies.