Judicial Process in America, 9th Edition

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

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452226326

Category: Law

Page: 475

View: 4910

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.

Judicial Process in America

Author: Robert A. Carp

Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books


Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 6203

Looking at judges and lawyers in civil and criminal courts at the state and federal levels, the authors discuss variables affecting the judicial process, and contend that all judges engage in public policy-making. This edition covers recent changes and trends, including the impact of Clinton appointments.

Judicial Process in America

Author: Robert A. Carp,Ronald Stidham,Kenneth Luis Manning

Publisher: Cq Press


Category: Law

Page: 462

View: 5951

Scholarship on judicial politics is rich, varied, and constantly improving. New research on organized interests, increasing attention to courts at the state level, evaluation of new appointment processes for judges, and a close look at the civil liberties and rights challenges in the wake of 9/11 all find their way onto the pages of this new edition. The authors attempt to present not only a comprehensive survey of the American judicial system, but an assessment of the interrelation between the courts and public policy. The sixth edition also features the authors' analysis of the ideological direction of judicial opinions during the current Bush administration.

The Supreme Court in a Separation of Powers System

The Nation's Balance Wheel

Author: Richard Pacelle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136657797

Category: LAW

Page: 328

View: 8001

The U.S. Supreme Court is not a unitary actor and it does not function in a vacuum. It is part of an integrated political system in which its decisions and doctrine must be viewed in a broader context. In some areas, the Court is the lead policy maker. In other areas, the Court fills in the gaps of policy created in the legislative and executive branches. In either instance, the Supreme Court’s work is influenced by and in turn influences all three branches of the federal government as well as the interests and opinions of the American people. Pacelle analyzes the Court’s interaction in the separation of powers system, detailing its relationship to the presidency, Congress, the bureaucracy, public opinion, interest groups, and the vast system of lower courts. The niche the Court occupies and the role it plays in American government reflect aspects of both the legal and political models. The Court has legal duties and obligations as well as some freedom to exercise its collective political will. Too often those studying the Court have examined it in isolation, but this book urges scholars and students alike to think more broadly and situate the highest court as the "balance wheel" in the American system.

The Oxford Handbook of U. S. Judicial Behavior

Author: Lee Epstein,Stefanie A. Lindquist

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019957989X

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

View: 2385

The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior offers readers a comprehensive introduction and analysis of research regarding decision making by judges serving on federal and state courts in the U.S. Featuring contributions from leading scholars in the field, the Handbook describes and explains how the courts' political and social context, formal institutional structures, and informal norms affect judicial decision making. The Handbook also explores the impact of judges' personal attributes and preferences, as well as prevailing legal doctrine, influence, and shape case outcomes in state and federal courts. The volume also proposes avenues for future research in the various topics addressed throughout the book. Consultant Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics George C. Edwards III.

Judicial Process in America, 8th Edition

Author: Robert A Carp,Ronald Stidham,Kenneth Manning

Publisher: Cq Press


Category: Law

Page: 478

View: 4542

The eighth edition of Judicial Process in America gives a thorough overview of the American judiciary at every level, paying particular attention to the link between the courts, public policy, and the political environment. In addition to comprehensive updates on such topics as the role of the courts in the war on terror, affirmative action, and business regulation, notable additions to this eighth edition include discussion of: * the probable impact that President Obama will have on the composition of the federal judiciary and on subsequent judicial "output" * the highly conservative impact that former President Bush had on the federal judiciary; * Justice Sonia Sotomayor's appointment, as well as Chief Justice John Roberts's leadership on the Supreme Court; * the role the courts are playing in the policy realm of same-gender marriages and discrimination based on sexual orientation; * more comparative references and examples throughout the book. Adopters and students alike will also appreciate the new websites that the authors added to the end-of-chapter suggested resources, as well as the unique annotated U.S. Constitution found in the appendix. This extensive revision of a classic text brings new life to a standard-bearer for judicial process classes.

The judicial process

an introductory analysis of the courts of the United States, England, and France

Author: Henry Julian Abraham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195037135

Category: Law

Page: 624

View: 1876

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 Supreme Court, 9th Edition

Author: Lawrence Baum

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781933116853

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 2709

While the Court is always evolving, the changes have been especially sweeping these past few years. Looking closely at the appointments of two new justices and the possible effects of the shift from the Rehnquist Court to the Roberts Court, Baum examines the implications of recent major decisions. Baum explores the Court's rulings on the procedural rights of suspected terrorists as well as the growth in conflict between Congress and the federal courts. --from publisher description

Law and Justice

An Introduction to the American Legal System

Author: Howard Abadinsky

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132328630

Category: Law

Page: 464

View: 9342

Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System, Sixth Edition offers a thorough examination of the system of justice used in the United States: civil and criminal, juvenile, and therapeutic. This new edition continues its critical review of the legal system and examines issues such as the conflict between the legal system's need for predictability and the desire for flexibility; the pros and cons of therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice; the issues involved with medical malpractice and more! Provides a comprehensive look at the justice system from various perspectives. Discusses many aspects of law and judicial process such as: the role of natural law, statutory law, legal reasoning, case law, legal education, the legal profession, the court systems, the appellate court process, the constitution, judges, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys etc. Ideal for anyone interested in the American Legal System.

Law Clerks and the Judicial Process

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

Author: John B. Oakley,Robert S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520303836

Category: Law

Page: 198

View: 7647

This is the first in-depth empirical and historical study of the use of law clerks by American judges. Although possessing a hundred-year heritage, the institution has been ignored as an important component of the process of judicial decision-making. Law clerks are, in the authors' words, "subordinate, anonymous, but often quite powerful lawyers who function as the non-commissioned officers in the army of the judiciary." American courts are currently altering the traditional use of law clerks through the introduction of important innovations that enhance the ability of judges to dispose of cases rapidly but detract from personal judicial control over individual decisions. The authors investigate the clash of tradition and innovation through interviews with sixty-three judges of federal courts and appellate courts in California. They find distinctly different models of law clerk usage in the state and federal systems, which they analyze on the basis of the judges' own perceptions of the qualitative and quantitive impact on their decision of variations in the character, tenure, and duties of staff assistants. They offer suggestions on how modern courts can cope with the "crisis of volume" without unduly sacrificing traditional standards of judicial autonomy. Because of the confidential nature of judicial deliberations, judges are rarely willing to discuss publicly their use of law clerks. This study employs unconventional techniques for penetrating the secrecy of judicial chambers while respecting the confidentiality and the individuality of its sources. It presents important new information on the internal operating procedures of the courts studies, collating interview data with facts abstracted from pre-existing but often obscure sources, and providing a particularly close look at the inner workings of the Supreme Court of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Revealing the significance of public funding of judicial staff in determining patterns of law clerk usage, it should promote further investigation and debate regarding the proper structure and role of staff assistance in the judicial process. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1980.

American Government and Politics Today

1997-1998 Edition

Author: Steffen W. Schmidt

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: 9780314204950

Category: Political Science

Page: 750

View: 8238

How major political issues in the past were resolved has had a lasting impact on American society. So will the ways in which some of today's important issues are resolved. Readers of this text will learn about these issues and the government institutions and processes that have framed their outcomes. Students will come to understand that politics is not an abstract process but a very human enterprise, on involving interaction among individuals from all walks of life. They will be encouraged to think critically about issues facing American government and society today.... [The authors] have included the latest presidential, congressional and state elections from November 1996. -Pref.

Constitutional Law for a Changing America

Rights, Liberties, and Justice

Author: Lee Epstein,Thomas G. Walker

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483384039

Category: Political Science

Page: 848

View: 545

Judicial decisions are influenced by myriad political factors, from lawyers and interest groups, to the shifting sentiments of public opinion, to the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices. In Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Rights, Liberties, and Justice, Ninth Edition 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 rock-solid analysis of both classic and contemporary landmark cases, including key opinions handed down through the 2015 session. Filled with additional supporting material—photographs of the litigants, sidebars comparing the U.S. with other nations, and "Aftermath" boxes that tell the stories of the parties' lives after the Supreme Court has acted—the text encourages greater student engagement with the material and a more complete understanding of the American constitution.

Bid Protests at GAO

A Descriptive Guide (9th Ed. )

Author: Gary L. Kepplinger

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437916724


Page: 73

View: 6019

Over the years, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has developed a substantial body of law and standard procedures for considering bid protests. This is the 9th edition of ¿Bid Protests at GAO: A Descriptive Guide,¿ prepared by the Office of the General Counsel, to aid those interested in GAO's bid protest process. This edition incorporates changes made to GAO¿s Bid Protest Regulations, effective June 9, 2008, to conform the regulations to changes in GAO¿s jurisdiction enacted by section 568 of the Dept. of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008, and by sections 326 and 843 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008. This edition also incorporates changes to GAO¿s protective order.

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 9310