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American Judicial Process

American Judicial Process Author Pamela C. Corley
ISBN-10 0415532981
Release 2015-09-12
Pages 336
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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. Specifically, they discuss each component of the judicial process in terms of justice. How do the structure and processes of American law and courts further or inhibit justice? Could justice be better served by changes to existing practices? Toward that end, the authors take an innovative approach to the topic. Grounding their presentation in empirical social science terms, they incorporate three unique elements of a "myth vs reality" framework into each of the topical chapters on the major structures of the American legal process: 1) "Pop culture" boxes that provide students with popular examples from film, television, and music that tie-in to chapter topics and engage student interest 2) brief excerpts from scholarly research on each topic in order to demonstrate how social science answers the pressing questions under consideration 3) "How Do We Know?" boxes at the end of each chapter 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. The key take-away is that judges are political actors situated in a separation of powers system. In addition, a rich companion website will include PowerPoint lectures, an instructor’s manual, and a test bank of objective questions for use by instructors. Students will have access to relevant weblinks, key objectives from each chapter, flash cards of key terms, and practice quizzes.

Routledge Handbook of Judicial Behavior

Routledge Handbook of Judicial Behavior Author Robert M. Howard
ISBN-10 9781317430384
Release 2017-10-02
Pages 518
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Interest in social science and empirical analyses of law, courts and specifically the politics of judges has never been higher or more salient. Consequently, there is a strong need for theoretical work on the research that focuses on courts, judges and the judicial process. The Routledge Handbook of Judicial Behavior provides the most up to date examination of scholarship across the entire spectrum of judicial politics and behavior, written by a combination of currently prominent scholars and the emergent next generation of researchers. Unlike almost all other volumes, this Handbook examines judicial behavior from both an American and Comparative perspective.? Part 1 provides a broad overview of the dominant Theoretical and Methodological perspectives used to examine and understand judicial behavior, Part 2 offers an in-depth analysis of the various current scholarly areas examining the U.S. Supreme Court, Part 3 moves from the Supreme Court to examining other U.S. federal and state courts, and Part 4 presents a comprehensive overview of Comparative Judicial Politics and Transnational Courts. Each author in this volume provides perspectives on the most current methodological and substantive approaches in their respective areas, along with suggestions for future research. The chapters contained within will generate additional scholarly and public interest by focusing on topics most salient to the academic, legal and policy communities.

American Government

American Government Author Cal Jillson
ISBN-10 9781351239202
Release 2018-06-13
Pages 370
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American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure highlights the necessary tension between our constitutional principles and institutions and the populist heat that sometimes roils our national politics, especially at the current political moment. Our constitutional democracy has been under pressure for some time, but few would deny that fears for its fate have deepened in just the past few years. We assume that our political institutions will limit and contain contemporary populism, just as the Founders intended and as they have in the past, but will they? An increasingly polarized electorate, urging their representatives to fight and never to compromise, may be stressing Constitutional limits. This new, compact core text offers to help American government teachers lead their students to a nuanced theoretical and practical understanding of what is happening in the politics of their Constitutional democracy today. A new, brief edition of Jillson's American Government text that is compact yet comprehensive. The "Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure" theme is timely and provocative. Puts contemporary trends toward polarization and populism in context.

Courts on Trial

Courts on Trial Author Jerome Frank
ISBN-10 0691027552
Release 1973
Pages 441
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Provides an indepth analysis of the American legal system and proposes reforms in the workings of the court. Bibliogs

May It Please the Court

May It Please the Court Author Brian L. Porto
ISBN-10 9781420067699
Release 2008-10-17
Pages 380
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Despite their clarity and sophistication, most judicial process texts currently available have two significant limitations. First, they understate the effects of legal factors such as stare decisis on judicial decision-making and second, they fail to convey the human emotions involved in litigation. Reflecting the author’s experience as a political scientist, law student, judicial clerk, practicing attorney, and law professor, May It Please the Court: Judicial Processes and Politics in America, Second Edition redresses this imbalance by giving well-deserved attention to legal influences on judicial decisions and to the human drama of litigation. Each chapter reflects the book’s premise that the judicial process operates at the intersection of law and politics, and this theme guides the discussions. The coverage in the book is far-reaching, exploring numerous topics, including the structure of federal and state courts, the selection and removal of judges, and the legal profession’s history and culture. It discusses two hypothetical cases, outlining their trial and appellate proceedings. It also presents an engaging debate about the legitimacy and the utility of judicial policy making. New to this edition: Expanded appendices, including a discussion of computerized legal research New illustrative cases, documents, and web references All chapters updated to reflect changes since the first publication in 2001 The final chapter summarizes the theme of the book, noting that courts not only enforce norms and resolve disputes, but also, as a coequal branch of government, shape the fundamental power relationships that drive American politics. The chapter ends by observing that the judicial process offers a window on the entire American political system. This book clarifies the view from that window.

The Judicial Process

The Judicial Process Author Christopher P. Banks
ISBN-10 9781483386287
Release 2015-03-10
Pages 400
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The Judicial Process: Law, Courts, and Judicial Politics is an all-new, concise yet comprehensive core text that introduces students to the nature and significance of the judicial process in the United States and across the globe. It is social scientific in its approach, situating the role of the courts and their impact on public policy within a strong foundation in legal theory, or political jurisprudence, as well as legal scholarship. Authors Christopher P. Banks and David M. O’Brien do not shy away from the politics of the judicial process, and offer unique insight into cutting-edge and highly relevant issues. In its distinctive boxes, “Contemporary Controversies over Courts” and “In Comparative Perspective,” the text examines topics such as the dispute pyramid, the law and morality of same-sex marriages, the “hardball politics” of judicial selection, plea bargaining trends, the right to counsel and “pay as you go” justice, judicial decisions limiting the availability of class actions, constitutional courts in Europe, the judicial role in creating major social change, and the role lawyers, juries and alternative dispute resolution techniques play in the U.S. and throughout the world. Photos, cartoons, charts, and graphs are used throughout the text to facilitate student learning and highlight key aspects of the judicial process.

Judicial Protection of Human Rights

Judicial Protection of Human Rights Author Mark Gibney
ISBN-10 0275960110
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 207
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Can judges serve as protectors for human rights? Have courts merely abided egregious practices or perhaps even provided some form of legitimation, or have they attempted to intercede to stem governmental abuses? This book examines judicial systems and explores these questions.

Judicial Process Law Courts and Politics in the United States

Judicial Process  Law  Courts  and Politics in the United States Author David W. Neubauer
ISBN-10 9781305506527
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 544
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Working within the framework of law and politics, JUDICIAL PROCESS: LAW, COURTS, AND POLITICS IN THE UNITED STATES combines detailed information about the major structures and processes of the American judiciary with an insider's understanding of the importance of courthouse dynamics. From the organization and procedures of the various courts to the current applications of specific laws, the 7th edition explores the roles and impact of the judicial system. Throughout the text, the authors not only explain what the legal rules are but also explore each rule's underlying assumptions, history, and goals, providing a complete and balanced look at the role of the judicial system today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The U S Supreme Court and the Modern Common Law Approach

The U S  Supreme Court and the Modern Common Law Approach Author Simona Grossi
ISBN-10 9781107028050
Release 2015-02-05
Pages 422
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This book studies the U.S. Supreme Court and its current common law approach to judicial decision making from a national and transnational perspective. The Supreme Court's modern approach appears detached from and inconsistent with the underlying fundamental principles that ought to guide it, an approach that often leads to unfair and inefficient results. This book suggests the adoption of a judicial decision-making model that proceeds from principles and rules and treats these principles and rules as premises for developing consistent unitary theories to meet current social conditions. This model requires that judicial opinions be informed by a wide range of considerations, beginning with established legal standards - but also including the insights derived from deductive and inductive reasoning, the lessons learned from history and custom - and ending with an examination of the social and economic consequences of the decision. Under this model, the considerations taken to reach a specific result should be articulated through a process that considers various hypotheses, arguments, confutations, and confirmations, and they should be shared with the public.

The dimensions of non legal evidence in the American judicial process

The dimensions of non legal evidence in the American judicial process Author John W. Johnson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105043527816
Release 1990
Pages 353
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The dimensions of non legal evidence in the American judicial process has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The dimensions of non legal evidence in the American judicial process also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The dimensions of non legal evidence in the American judicial process book for free.

The Legal Realism of Jerome N Frank

The Legal Realism of Jerome N  Frank Author Julius Paul
ISBN-10 9789401194938
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 177
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Between the Levite at the gate and the judicial systems of our day is a long journey in courthouse government, but its basic structure remains the same - law, judge and process. Of the three, process is the most unstable - procedure and facts. Of the two, facts are the most intractable. While most of the law in books may seem to center about abstract theories, doctrines, princi ples, and rules, the truth is that most of it is designed in some way to escape the painful examination of the facts which bring parties in a particular case to court. Frequently the emphasis is on the rule of law as it is with respect to the negotiable instru ment which forbids inquiry behind its face; sometimes the empha sis is on men as in the case of the wide discretion given a judge or administrator; sometimes on the process, as in pleading to a refined issue, summary judgment, pre-trial conference, or jury trial designed to impose the dirty work of fact finding on laymen. The minds of the men of law never cease to labor at im proving process in the hope that some less painful, more trustworthy and if possible automatic method can be found to lay open or force litigants to disclose what lies inside their quarrel, so that law can be administered with dispatch and de cisiveness in the hope that truth and justice will be served.

The judicial process

The judicial process Author Henry Julian Abraham
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B520329
Release 1986
Pages 624
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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."

The Lochner Court Myth and Reality

The Lochner Court  Myth and Reality Author Michael J. Phillips
ISBN-10 0275969304
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 210
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Examining the Supreme Court's 1897-1937 substantive due process cases, Phillips attacks long-held beliefs about the so-called Lochner Court.

The American Legal Profession

The American Legal Profession Author Christopher P. Banks
ISBN-10 9781506333106
Release 2017-06-21
Pages 144
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While emphasizing that lawyers fulfill a vital but often misunderstood public function in society, The American Legal Profession: The Myths and Realities of Practicing Law by Christopher P. Banks dispels some of the common misconceptions about the legal profession to show that the reality of being a lawyer is much different from what many students believe it to be. Many students know little about what law school is like or how it differs from undergraduate study, and this book corrects common myths about graduating law school and life after passing the bar. This brief primer is a nuts-and-bolts analysis of what it is really like to go into the legal profession, from start to finish, giving students considering a career in law a realistic overview of their potential legal careers.

The pioneers of judicial behavior

The pioneers of judicial behavior Author Nancy Maveety
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056692653
Release 2003
Pages 433
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Examines the contributions of the "pioneers" of research into judicial behavior

The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Author Arthur Selwyn Miller
ISBN-10 UOM:39015012419431
Release 1978
Pages 388
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The Supreme Court has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Supreme Court also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Supreme Court book for free.

The Nuremberg Trials International Criminal Law Since 1945

The Nuremberg Trials  International Criminal Law Since 1945 Author Lawrence Raful
ISBN-10 9783110944846
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 320
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60 years after the trials of the main German war criminals, the articles in this book attempt to assess the Nuremberg Trials from a historical and legal point of view, and to illustrate connections, contradictions and consequences. In view of constantly reoccurring reports of mass crimes from all over the world, we have only reached the halfway point in the quest for an effective system of international criminal justice. With the legacy of Nuremberg in mind, this volume is a contribution to the search for answers to questions of how the law can be applied effectively and those committing crimes against humanity be brought to justice for their actions.