American Courts and the Judicial Process

Author: G. Larry Mays,Laura Woods Fidelie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190278892

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Page: 464

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Featuring the insights of criminal justice scholars G. Larry Mays and Laura Woods Fidelie, American Courts and the Judicial Process, Second Edition, is ideal for undergraduate courts courses. It examines the many elements of the U.S. court system--its structures, functions, and key actors--addressing the major problems facing the system and considering potential solutions. This unique text also provides students with a practical perspective, discussing the contrast between the law and the rules as they are written and the ways in which they actually play out in the real world. The book is enhanced by "In the News" boxes that discuss contemporary events and "World View" boxes covering international courts and legal systems.
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May It Please the Court

Judicial Processes and Politics in America, Second Edition

Author: Brian L. Porto

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420067699

Category: Law

Page: 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.
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Judicial Process: Law, Courts, and Politics in the United States

Author: David Neubauer,Stephen Meinhold

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049556933X

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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Working within the framework of law and politics, JUDICIAL PROCESS 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, this text 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--for 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.
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Law Clerks and the Judicial Process

Perceptions of the Qualities and Functions of Law Clerks in American Courts

Author: John Bilyeu Oakley,Robert S. Thompson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520040465

Category: Law

Page: 183

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Judicial Process

Law, Courts, and Politics in the United States

Author: David W. Neubauer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Courts

Page: 544

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For such courses as Judicial Process; Judicial Politics; The American Legal System; or Law, Courts, and Politics, typically found in departments of political science, criminal justice, or law. JUDICIAL PROCESS provides a comprehensive examination of the American legal system, including a balanced treatment of law and politics and explanations of the function of judicial process as the third branch of government. This textbook is designed for courses that deal with America's judicial system, emphasizing how the American legal system reflects the American political system.
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America’s Courts and the Criminal Justice System

Author: David Neubauer,Henry Fradella

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049580990X

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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Widely used and widely respected, AMERICA’S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, Tenth Edition, 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, clear writing style, characterized by careful chunking of material into small sections within chapters, ensures that readers gain a firm handle on the material, while the text’s innovative courtroom workhouse model, which focuses on the interrelationships among the judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney, brings the courtroom to life. This popular text has long been known for the way it gives students a true glimpse what it is like to work within the American criminal justice system, and the tenth edition is no exception. This modern edition offers coverage that reflects recent policy shaping and headline-making developments as well as incorporation of additional student-learning and review tools. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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American Courts: Process and Policy

Author: Lawrence Baum

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495916374

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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The highly respected AMERICAN COURTS: PROCESS AND POLICY, by top Courts scholar Lawrence Baum, provides clear descriptions of the courts and the activities of the various courts. The Seventh Edition explains what courts do, how people within them behave, and how they relate to the rest of the political system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Judicial Process in America

Author: Robert A. Carp,Ronald Stidham

Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 408

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Designed for judicial process and behavior courses, this text by Robert A. Carp and Ronald Stidham is a comprehensive study of the American court system. It provides an insightful look at the complex environment in which judges, lawyers, litigants, and other actors function in our federal, state, civil, and criminal court systems. The thoroughly updated fourth edition includes a new section on juvenile courts and new material on tort and product liability reform. It also updates or expands its coverage of state court policy making, legal representation for the poor, the contingency fee, venue and jurisdiction, salaries for various types of lawyers, and alternate dispute resolution.
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The Judicial Process

Law, Courts, and Judicial Politics

Author: Christopher P. Banks,David M. O'Brien

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483317021

Category: Political Science

Page: 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.
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Courts, Politics, and the Judicial Process

Author: Christopher E. Smith

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 357

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This reorganized and updated text provides a comprehensive examination of the American judicial system by describing and analyzing political influences on courts' structure, procedures, decision-making processes, and consequences for society. Professor Smith focuses on courts rather than on law because of the recognition that the content of law often depends on the composition of the judiciary, citizens' access to the judicial process, and judicial decision-making procedures. This revealing study of the courts challenges the myths and popular perceptions about law and justice in American society and covers unique topics such as court bureaucracy; subordinates' influences on judges' decisions; and social science approaches to decision making.
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America's courts & the criminal justice system

Author: David W. Neubauer

Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 489

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Open this book and step into America's court system! What's it like to be a judge? A prosecutor? A defense attorney? With Neubauer's best-selling book, you'll find out! This fascinating and well-researched text gives you the sense of being in the courthouse-of what it is like to work in and be a part of the system. This concept of the courthouse "players" illustrates each person's important role in bringing a case through the court process. Throughout the text, Neubauer highlights not only the pivotal role of the criminal courts within the criminal justice system but also the court's importance and impact on society as a whole.
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American Courts

Process and Policy

Author: Lawrence Baum

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

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Scholar Lawrence Baum presents thorough descriptions of the courts and their activities with clear, engaging prose to foster student interest. Comprehensive and current, the text offers explanations of what the courts do, how officers of the court perform their duties, and how the judicial branch relates to the rest of the political system.
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A Primer on American Courts

Author: William Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317350154

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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This brief, accessible, and inexpensive supplement on American courts and their functions provides undergraduate, or first-year law students, with an understanding of the key substantive and procedural concepts that they need to know to study the law or the judicial process. Recognizing that there are many substantive and procedural concepts about American courts that students must first grasp in order to study the law or the judicial process, this brief text answers important questions about justiciability, standing, jurisdiction, and judicial power. With a stronger historical context, this text is a perfect complement to a text on Constitutional Law, Judicial Process, or a legal casebook, and will help students master the legal vocabulary with which they are confronted.
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Judicial Process in America, 9th Edition

Author: Robert A Carp,Ronald Stidham,Kenneth L Manning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452226326

Category: Law

Page: 475

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Known for shedding light on the link between the courts, public policy, and the political environment, the new ninth edition of Judicial Process in America provides a comprehensive overview of the American judiciary. Considering the courts from every level, the authors thoroughly cover judges, lawyers, litigants, and the variables at play in judicial decision making. This remarkably current revision will only solidify the bookÆs position as the standard-bearer in the field.
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American judicial politics

Author: Harry P. Stumpf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130334657

Category: Law

Page: 489

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KEY BENEFIT: This book on the American judicial system encourages readers to seriously consider the way we think about law, politics, and society. Providing the most extensive study of jurisprudence available, it offers important perspectives for understanding how and why law works the way it does in the American political context; succinctly presents the main currents of contemporary legal thought for an in-depth study of American law and courts; endeavors to cover each and every significant subject, issue, and research area common to the subfield of law and courts in contemporary American political science; and contains exceptionally through documentation throughout. It describes and analyzes key elements of the judicial process, including the selection of judges at both the state and federal levels; the history and structure of the American judicial system; the trial process in both civil and criminal courts, the implementation of judicial decisions; and the role of the judiciary in American politics and society. It also adds material on feminist jurisprudence, racial theory, and the "new constitutive" view of law, and includes the latest findings and figures on caseflow in the U.S. Supreme Court, law school enrollments, crime statistics, and more. For political scientists, lawyers, and those interested in the American government and constitutional law.
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America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System

Author: David Neubauer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495095400

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 3925

Open this book and step into America's court system! What's it like to be a judge? A prosecutor? A defense attorney? With Neubauer's best-selling book, you'll find out! This fascinating and well-researched text gives you the sense of being in the courthouse-of what it is like to work in and be a part of the system. This concept of the courthouse players illustrates each person's important role in bringing a case through the court process. Throughout the text, Neubauer highlights not only the pivotal role of the criminal courts within the criminal justice system but also the court's importance and impact on society as a whole. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Judicial Process

Text, Materials, and Cases

Author: Ruggero J. Aldisert

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 790

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Exposes readers to the nuances of precedent, retroactivity, statutory construction, inductive and deductive reasoning, the exercise of discretion, and standards of review in appellate courts. Also includes teachings from American masters in the law, and succinct discussions of the fundamental theories of philosophy and jurisprudence.
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Law, Courts, and Justice in America

Seventh Edition

Author: Howard Abadinsky

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478622563

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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Faculty praised each of the previous six editions of Howard Abadinsky’s clear, comprehensive overview of the US legal system. His latest edition—Law, Courts, and Justice in America (previously Law and Justice)—represents a refined, updated synthesis of the complex, fluid justice system in the United States. Part I (Law) describes the history of the US justice system and the emergence of law schools; the realities of a law school education; and the current state of the legal profession for both women and men. Part II (Courts) unravels the structure of federal and state court systems, delineating differences between constitutional and legislative courts and between trial and appellate courts; the structure and purpose of appellate courts; and the Supreme Court, noting variations in the interpretation of statutes, the Constitution, and the original intent of legislators; and the roles of judges, prosecutors, and attorneys. Part III (Justice) demystifies the criminal, civil, and juvenile judicial processes; plea-bargaining and the controversies surrounding it; and adjudication options outside of traditional, adversarial legal venues. Throughout, landmark cases, important historical events, illustrative examples, and boxed items highlight or expand chapter content.
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The American Courts: a Procedural Approach

Author: Jeffrey A. Jenkins

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449644503

Category: Law

Page: 338

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Courtrooms are often lively places, and what occurs in them has a profound impact on the functioning of our democracy. The American Courts A Procedural Approach offers readers a thorough understanding of the United States court system by exploring the procedural aspects of the law. The rules of both criminal and civil procedure, how they are applied, and their influence on decision-making in the courts are thoroughly examined. This text is ideal for undergraduate and introductory graduate criminal justice, legal studies, and government programs."
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