The Rule of Four

The Rule of Four

But when a longtime student of the book is murdered just hours later, a chilling cycle of deaths and revelations begins—one that will force Tom and Paul into a fiery drama, spun from a book whose power and meaning have long been ...

Author: Ian Caldwell

Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback

ISBN: 9780385337120

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

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“One part The Da Vinci Code, one part The Name of the Rose and one part A Separate Peace . . . a smart, swift, multitextured tale that both entertains and informs.”—San Francisco Chronicle NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Princeton. Good Friday, 1999. On the eve of graduation, two friends are a hairsbreadth from solving the mysteries of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, a Renaissance text that has baffled scholars for centuries. Famous for its hypnotic power over those who study it, the five-hundred-year-old Hypnerotomachia may finally reveal its secrets—to Tom Sullivan, whose father was obsessed with the book, and Paul Harris, whose future depends on it. As the deadline looms, research has stalled—until a vital clue is unearthed: a long-lost diary that may prove to be the key to deciphering the ancient text. But when a longtime student of the book is murdered just hours later, a chilling cycle of deaths and revelations begins—one that will force Tom and Paul into a fiery drama, spun from a book whose power and meaning have long been misunderstood. “Profoundly erudite . . . the ultimate puzzle-book.”—The New York Times Book Review
Categories: Fiction

Making Constitutional Law

Making Constitutional Law

The conservatives' problems arose from the "rule of four." Before 1925 the Supreme Court had to hear argument in almost every case brought to it. The justices found the burden of deciding all those cases nearly impossible and persuaded ...

Author: Mark Tushnet

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195357655

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Following on Making Civil Rights Law, which covered Thurgood Marshall's career from 1936-1961, this book focuses on Marshall's career on the Supreme Court from 1961-1991, where he was the first African-American Justice. Based on thorough research in the Supreme Court papers of Justice Marshall and others, this book describes Marshall's approach to constitutional law in areas ranging from civil rights and the death penalty to abortion and poverty. It locates the Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991 in a broader socio-political context, showing how the nation's drift toward conservatism affected the Court's debates and decisions.
Categories: Law

Intercircuit Panel of the United States Act

Intercircuit Panel of the United States Act

1984 ] SUPREME COURT CALENDARS 253 In another address , Justice Stevens questioned the wisdom of continuing the application of the Rule of Four , the rule by which the Supreme Court agrees to grant certiorari to any case that at least ...

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

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00139378490

Category: Appellate courts

Page: 320

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Categories: Appellate courts

Secrets Jesus Shared

Secrets Jesus Shared

The Rule of Four Jesus was again using a very familiar concept: the rule of four. Rabbinic literature identified four kinds of disciples. For example, here are four characteristics of a disciple: 1. Quick to learn and quick to lose: His ...

Author: Jennifer Kennedy Dean

Publisher: New Hope Publishers

ISBN: 9781596691087

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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Author of Live a Praying Life, which has sold almost 50,000 units. A stand-alone study with content based on Scripture exposition.
Categories: Religion

Mandatory Appellate Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court

Mandatory Appellate Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court

A third major indicium of discretion in the disposition of appeals is embodied in the “ rule of four . ” In order to obtain plenary consideration , an appellant must secure the affirmative votes of at least four justices .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082326839

Category: Appellate procedure

Page: 388

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Categories: Appellate procedure

United States Reports

United States Reports

936 ) , which broadened our certiorari jurisdiction , was before the Congress , Mr. Justice Van Devanter , speaking for the Court , made explicit that the " rule of four ” governs the grant of petitions for certiorari .

Author: United States. Supreme Court

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293023336393

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

The Army Lawyer

The Army Lawyer

Justice Stewart has claimed that " the ' Rule of Four ' is . . . an absolutely inflexible rule . ' ' 30 Only the Justices are present at these conferences ; there are no clerks , reporters , or secretaries .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000090252275

Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

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Categories: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

Official Reports of the Supreme Court

Official Reports of the Supreme Court

Like the “ Rule of Four , " it grants to a minority of the Court the power to prevent the majority from denying a petition for certiorari when the minority is persuaded that the issues or questions presented in the case to be held are ...

Author: United States. Supreme Court

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435027194570

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

Better PowerPoint R

Better PowerPoint  R

Rule of Four: Present four or fewer groups of items at a time. If you present more than four groups at any one time, you will tax your audience members ́ cognitive abilities, causing them to confuse parts of your message, ...

Author: Stephen Kosslyn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199704033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Giving good presentations is not just common sense. Cognitive neuroscientist Stephen M. Kosslyn shows how to make presentations work better based on how our brains work. Where many books focus on how to create a first draft, Better PowerPoint gives you quick steps to improve one you already have. · 8 key rules that are easy to remember and use · Clear principles about how to design effective slides based on well-established scientific data · Quick steps to sharpen and strengthen your presentation · Easy-to-use checklists guide you through each aspect of your presentation · Chapters are structured to help you prioritize the most effective edits · Memorable examples and illustrations to show what works, and what doesn't · Lessons in what to fix can also help you create better first drafts faster. If you have a PowerPoint presentation that is not giving you the results you want, take advantage of what scientific research can tell you about how your audience is seeing and thinking about what you have to say.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited

The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited

Reconsiderationfollowing a grant of access does not necessarily undermine the integrity of the Rule of Four. But, as Justice Douglas pointed out: “If four can grant and the opposing five dismiss, then the four cannot get a decision of ...

Author: Jeffrey A. Segal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139936491

Category: Political Science

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This book, authored by two leading scholars of the Supreme Court and its policy making, systematically presents and validates the use of the attitudinal model to explain and predict Supreme Court decision making. In the process, it critiques the two major alternative models of Supreme Court decision making and their major variants: the legal and rational choice. Using the US Supreme Court Data Base, the justices' private papers, and other sources of information, the book analyzes the appointment process, certiorari, the decision on the merits, opinion assignments, and the formation of opinion coalitions. The book will be the definitive presentation of the attitudinal model as well as an authoritative critique of the legal and rational choice models. The book thoroughly reflects research done since the 1993 publication of its predecessor, as well as decisions and developments in the Supreme Court, including the momentous decision of Bush v. Gore.
Categories: Political Science