Judicial Process in America

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Author: Robert A. Carp,Ronald Stidham,Kenneth L. Manning,Lisa M. Holmes

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483378276

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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Known for shedding light on the link among the courts, public policy, and the political environment, Judicial Process in America provides a comprehensive overview of the American judiciary. In this Tenth Edition, authors Robert A. Carp, Ronald Stidham, Kenneth L. Manning, and Lisa M. Holmes examine the recent Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and health care subsidies, the effect of three women justices on the Court’s patterns of decision, and the policy-making role of state tribunals. Original data on the decision-making behavior of the Obama trial judges—which are unavailable anywhere else—ensure this text’s position as a standard bearer in the field.

Storm Center

The Supreme Court in American Politics

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Author: David M. O'Brien

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393603538

Category: Political Science

Page: 375

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In an engaging narrative, David M. O'Brien shows how the Supreme Court is a "storm center" of political controversy, where personality, politics, law, and justice come together to help determine the course of public policy and shape American society. The Eleventh Edition features new coverage of events that have dominated the headlines, such as the battle to fill Justice Scalia's seat and the landmark decision for marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges, making this the most exciting edition of Storm Center yet.

American Judicial Process

Myth and Reality in Law and Courts

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Author: Pamela C. Corley,Artemus Ward,Wendy L. Martinek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113628656X

Category: Political Science

Page: 474

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This text is a general introduction to American judicial process. The authors cover the major institutions, actors, and processes that comprise the U.S. legal system, viewed from a political science perspective. Grounding their presentation in empirical social science terms, the authors identify popular myths about the structure and processes of American law and courts and then contrast those myths with what really takes place. Three unique elements of this "myth versus reality" framework are incorporated into each of the topical chapters: 1) "Myth versus Reality" boxes that lay out the topics each chapter covers, using the myths about each topic contrasted with the corresponding realities. 2) "Pop Culture" boxes that provide students with popular examples from film, television, and music that tie-in to chapter topics and engage student interest. 3) "How Do We Know?" boxes that discuss the methods of social scientific inquiry and debunk common myths about the judiciary and legal system. Unlike other textbooks, American Judicial Process emphasizes how pop culture portrays—and often distorts—the judicial process and how social science research is brought to bear to provide an accurate picture of law and courts. In addition, a rich companion website will include PowerPoint lectures, suggested topics for papers and projects, a test bank of objective questions for use by instructors, and downloadable artwork from the book. Students will have access to annotated web links and videos, flash cards of key terms, and a glossary.

America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System

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Author: David W. Neubauer,Henry F. Fradella

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337670146

Category: Education

Page: 648

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The premier choice for Courts courses for decades, this popular text offers a comprehensive explanation of the courts and the criminal justice system, presented in a streamlined, straightforward manner that appeals to instructors and students alike. Neubauer and Fradella's crisp and clear writing, characterized by the organization of material into brief sections within chapters, ensures that readers gain a firm handle on the material. At the same time, the text's innovative courtroom workhouse model -- which focuses on the interrelationships among the judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney -- brings the courtroom to life. AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM has long been known for the way it gives students an accurate glimpse of what it is like to work within the American criminal justice system, and the thirteenth edition is no exception. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Debating Judicial Appointments in an Age of Diversity

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Author: Graham Gee,Erika Rackley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315400049

Category: Law

Page: 332

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What should be the primary goals of a judicial appointments system, and how much weight should be placed on diversity in particular? Why is achieving a diverse judiciary across the UK taking so long? Is it time for positive action? What role should the current judiciary play in the appointment of our future judges? There is broad agreement within the UK and other common law countries that diversity raises important questions for a legal system and its officials, but much less agreement about the full implications of recognising diversity as an important goal of the judicial appointments regime. Opinions differ, for example, on the methods, forms, timing and motivations for judicial diversity. To mark the tenth anniversary of the creation of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) in England and Wales, this collection includes contributions from current and retired judges, civil servants, practitioners, current and former commissioners on the JAC and leading academics from Australia, Canada, South Africa and across the UK. Together they provide timely and authoritative insights into past, current and future debates on the search for diversity in judicial appointments. Topics discussed include the role and responsibility of independent appointment bodies; assessments of the JAC’s first ten years; appointments to the UK Supreme Court; the pace of change; definitions of ‘merit’ and ‘diversity’; mandatory retirement ages; the use of ceiling quotas; and the appropriate role of judges and politicians in the appointments process.

Administrative Law in the Political Sys

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Author: Kenneth F Warren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429982186

Category: Political Science

Page: 636

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Emphasizing that administrative law must be understood within the context of the political system, this core text combines a descriptive systems approach with a social science focus. Author Kenneth F. Warren explains the role of administrative law in shaping, guiding, and restricting the actions of administrative agencies. Providing comprehensive coverage, he examines the field not only from state and federal angles, but also from the varying perspectives of legislators, administrators, and the public.Substantially revised, the fifth edition features approximately one hundred new and current cases that place administrative law in the context of the Obama administration. Each chapter concludes with an edited exemplary case that highlights major themes and helps students understand important points made in the chapter. Using straightforward prose and avoiding unnecessary legal jargon, Administrative Law in the Political System provides students with an informed and accessible overview of a difficult subject matter.

Procedures in the Justice System

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Author: Cliff Roberson,Harvey Wallace,Gilbert Stuckey

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133814297

Category: Law

Page: 460

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in criminal procedure From Arrest to Sentencing: A Comprehensive Guide to Criminal Justice Procedures Procedures in the Justice System presents the judicial procedures and related issues involved in criminal cases from arrest to conviction and sentencing. Real cases are used throughout to illuminate key points. Down-to-earth examples, illustrations, and court documents help make students grasp the application of key concepts and practice. The Eleventh Edition has been updated throughout and expanded to include new chapters on police and citizen encounters and interrogation procedures.

Constitutional Law for a Changing America

Rights, Liberties, and Justice

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Author: Lee Epstein,Thomas G. Walker

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506380328

Category: Political Science

Page: 792

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Capturing the authors’ excitement for constitutional law, this updated Tenth Edition of Constitutional Law for a Changing America shows you how judicial decisions are influenced by political factors—from lawyers and interest groups, to the shifting sentiments of public opinion, to the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices. Authors Lee Epstein and Thomas G. Walker show how these dynamics shape the development of constitutional doctrine. Known for fastidious revising and streamlining, the authors incorporate the latest scholarship in the fields of both political science and legal studies and offer solid analysis of both classic and contemporary landmark cases, including key opinions handed down through the 2017 session. Filled with additional supporting material—photographs of the litigants, sidebars comparing the United States with other nations, and “Aftermath” boxes that tell the stories of the parties' lives after the Supreme Court has acted—the text helps you develop a thorough understanding of the way the U.S. Constitution protects civil rights and liberties.

Criminal Justice in America

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Author: George F. Cole,Christopher E. Smith,Christina DeJong

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337514888

Category: Education

Page: 544

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This concise introductory criminal justice text uses an interdisciplinary approach to introduce students to the field's foundations and individual components, as well as to many contemporary controversies in the justice system. Through the use of current issues, such as the Black Lives Matter movement, efforts to reform sentencing and reduce prison populations, and the impact of new technologies, this book highlights societal developments that pose new challenges for criminal justice professionals. Created as an alternative to more encyclopedic introductory texts, this reader-friendly bestseller incorporates ideas, themes, and theories from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Ninth Edition, teaches students to become better citizens by helping them think critically about what justice means in our society and how individuals can play a role in defining that meaning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Constitutional Law

The Bill of Rights and Subsequent Amendments

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Author: Ralph A. Rossum,G. Alan Tarr

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 081335031X

Category: Law

Page: 952

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American Constitutional Law, Volume II provides a comprehensive account of the nation's defining document, examining how its provisions were originally understood by those who drafted and ratified it, and how they have since been interpreted by the Supreme Court, Congress, the President, lower federal courts, and state judiciaries. Clear and accessible chapter introductions and a careful balance between classic and recent cases provide students with a sense of how the law has been understood and construed over the years. The Tenth Edition has been fully revised to include twelve new cases, including key decisions Obergefell v. Hodges, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Shelby County v. Holder, Horne v. Department of Agriculture, and Riley v. California. A revamped and expanded companion website offers access to even more additional cases, an archive of primary documents, and links to online resources, making this text essential for any constitutional law course.

The Legal Environment of Business

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Author: Roger E. Meiners,Al H. Ringleb,Frances L. Edwards

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 133751604X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 792

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With THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS, 13E readers can enjoy a practical introduction to the structure and function of the legal system from the perspective of the professional non-lawyer. While the authors note the system’s strong legal heritage, the book emphasizes the nuts and bolts of basic legal rules that most significantly impact business today. This popular book adapts a traditional case focus to address the unique needs of future and current business students. Clear, concise coverage of a wide range of timely topics introduces key points of law using business-specific examples and realistic scenarios. The authors’ readable style complements their extensive knowledge of domestic and international business to make this book a favorite among both professionals and learners new to the legal environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

School Law

Cases and Concepts

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Author: Michael W. La Morte

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 484

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School Law: Cases and Concepts is written for educators and others who have little background in school law. It focuses on an understanding of legal rationale and principles that inform practice. Clearly and interestingly written, this book offers its readers the optimal balance of case law, statutes, regulations, and commentary, thereby providing first hand knowledge of the law and useful guidance in understanding the meaning and application of the law in schools. This approach enables educators to operate in a legally defensible and educationally sound manner. In addition to providing historical perspective, this new edition examines policies and litigation pertaining to church and state issues, legal rights and restrictions applicable to students and teachers, desegregation, school finance, vouchers, and charter schools, developments in disabilities law, and harassment of students.

The Judiciary and Democratic Decay in Latin America

Declining Confidence in the Rule of Law

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Author: William C. Prillaman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275968496

Category: Law

Page: 198

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Prillaman fills a significant gap in the literature on democratic consolidation and challenges the conventional wisdom about Latin American judicial reform. He has developed a coherent list of indicators to monitor whether judiciaries are improving or decaying over time, applied that framework to contemporary case studies, and concluded that prospects for democracy are bleaker than traditionally assumed.

The Will of the People

How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution

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Author: Barry Friedman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429989954

Category: Law

Page: 624

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In recent years, the justices of the Supreme Court have ruled definitively on such issues as abortion, school prayer, and military tribunals in the war on terror. They decided one of American history's most contested presidential elections. Yet for all their power, the justices never face election and hold their offices for life. This combination of influence and apparent unaccountability has led many to complain that there is something illegitimate—even undemocratic—about judicial authority. In The Will of the People, Barry Friedman challenges that claim by showing that the Court has always been subject to a higher power: the American public. Judicial positions have been abolished, the justices' jurisdiction has been stripped, the Court has been packed, and unpopular decisions have been defied. For at least the past sixty years, the justices have made sure that their decisions do not stray too far from public opinion. Friedman's pathbreaking account of the relationship between popular opinion and the Supreme Court—from the Declaration of Independence to the end of the Rehnquist court in 2005—details how the American people came to accept their most controversial institution and shaped the meaning of the Constitution.

Judges on Judging

Views from the Bench

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Author: David M. O'Brien

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 150634030X

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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Thoroughly revised and updated for this Fifth Edition, Judges on Judging offers insights into the judicial philosophies and political views of those on the bench. Broad in scope, this one-of-a-kind book features “off-the-bench” writings and speeches in which Supreme Court justices, as well as lower federal and state court judges, discuss the judicial process, constitutional interpretation, judicial federalism, and the role of the judiciary. Engaging introductory material written by David M. O’Brien provides students with necessary thematic and historical context making this book the perfect supplement to present a nuanced view of the judiciary.

The Judicial Process

An Introductory Analysis of the Courts of the United States, England, and France

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Author: Henry Julian Abraham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195099874

Category: Law

Page: 458

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Written by one of the nation's most astute observers of the court, this classic text examines the theory, practice, and people behind the judicial process. The new seventh edition brings the work completely up to date by examining important developments and structural changes in these three judicial systems, up through the end of 1997, including judicial appointments during the Bush and Clinton administrations; significant alterations in the structure and organization of the United States, British, French, and other European courts, with an emphasis on the ongoing changes in the judiciary of the United Kingdom; and the collateral developments on the frontiers of judicial review procedures as well as the judicial role. At once comparative, expository, analytical, and evaluative, this new edition of The Judicial Process illuminates even more vividly the judiciary's political, legal, and governmental roles, examining closely that much debated but little understood line between "judicial activism" and "judicial restraint."

Contracts

Cases and Comment

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Author: John Philip Dawson,William Burnett Harvey,Stanley D. Henderson

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Contracts

Page: 958

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The Seventh Edition of Contracts retains the distinctive character & the richness of previous editions. The standard of excellence set by this book over many years is due in larger measure to its "teachability." Developments in the law & in legal education have seemed to call for expanded treatment of some issues. This edition continues to track the increasing relevance of contract to at-will employment, the relationship of contract & tort (notably: the place of the misrepresentation & negligence torts in bargaining transactions), & the expanding technique of "implied" contract.

Sexuality, Gender, and the Law 2016

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Author: William Eskridge, Jr.,Courtney Joslin,Nan Hunter

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781634605243

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Page: N.A

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American Corrections

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Author: Todd R. Clear,Michael D. Reisig,George F. Cole

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 133755765X

Category: Education

Page: 624

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Long at the forefront of the course, Clear/Reisig/Cole's AMERICAN CORRECTIONS has been a trusted resource for introducing students to the dynamics of corrections in a way that captures their interest and encourages them to enter the field. The twelfth edition provides a complete update on the facts and figures of correctional policy and practice in the United States. With career-based material, insightful guest speakers, real-world cases and even-handed treatment of institutional and community sanctions, the text examines the U.S. correctional system from the perspectives of both the corrections worker and the accused person. The result is that students get the most well-rounded, balanced introduction to corrections available. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.