Decisions on the U S Courts of Appeals

Author: Ashlyn Kuersten
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135700702
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides institutional information as well as practical usage information on the U.S. Courts of Appeals. In addition, it includes important statistical information for researchers and students interested in a variety of topics less directly related to the judiciary.

Final Appeal

Author: Ian Greene
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 9781550285642
Format: PDF
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Tables Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Judicial Discretion and Democracy 2. Personality and the Appellate Judge 3. The Appellate Process 4. The Process of Collegial Decision-making 5. Cour d'Appel du Quebec 6. The Supreme Court of Canada 7. The Judicial Decision: Reasons and Citations 8. The Performance of Canadian Appellate Courts 9. The Courts and Democracy 10. The Human Elements of Judicial Decision-making Appendix Notes References Index

Diversity Matters

Author: Susan B. Haire
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813937191
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Until President Jimmy Carter launched an effort to diversify the lower federal courts, the U.S. courts of appeals had been composed almost entirely of white males. But by 2008, over a quarter of sitting judges were women and 15 percent were African American or Hispanic. Underlying the argument made by administration officials for a diverse federal judiciary has been the expectation that the presence of women and minorities will ensure that the policy of the courts will reflect the experiences of a diverse population. Yet until now, scholarly studies have offered only limited support for the expectation that judges’ race, ethnicity, or gender impacts their decision making on the bench. In Diversity Matters, Susan B. Haire and Laura P. Moyer employ innovative new methods of analysis to offer a fresh examination of the effects of diversity on the many facets of decision making in the federal appellate courts. Drawing on oral histories and data on appellate decisions through 2008, the authors’ analyses demonstrate that diversity on the bench affects not only individual judges’ choices but also the overall character and quality of judicial deliberation and decisions. Looking forward, the authors anticipate the ways in which these process effects will become more pronounced as a result of the highly diverse Obama appointment cohort.

USA V Farhane

Author: Raymond J. Dearie
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437981283
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this appeal from a judgment of conviction entered after a jury trial in the U.S. Dist. Court for the Southern Dist. of NY, defendant Rafiq Sabir contends that: (1) 18 U.S.C. 2339B, under which he was convicted for providing and conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist org., is unconstitutionally vague; (2) the trial evidence was insufficient to support his conviction; (3) the gov't's. use of peremptory juror challenges exhibited racial bias in viol'n. of the 14th Amend.; (4) erroneous evidentiary rulings violated his rights to a fair trial; (5) the dist. court abused its discretion in addressing alleged juror misconduct; and (6) the gov't's. rebuttal summation deprived him of a fair trial. This decision rejects these arguments as without merit. This is a print on demand pub.