Inside the Supreme Court

Author: Susan Low Bloch
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314258342
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Bloch, Jackson and Krattenmaker's Inside the Supreme Court: The Institution and Its Procedures (2d ed.) carefully analyzes the Supreme Court from the nomination process to proposals for reform. The authors have designed this text to be used in two ways. First, it can be used as the "main text" in a seminar on the Supreme Court. Second, it can be used as supplemental reading for any course in constitutional law, American history, American government or other similar courses in law, history or government that touch on the role of the Court. The accompanying instructor's manual will show how it can be used effectively for your course. In writing this book, the authors' goal has been to bring together selections from the best research published by legal academics and political scientists, along with thoughtful commentary by experienced Supreme Court practitioners and some primary materials, from congressional hearings and Court decisions, to show how the Supreme Court works as an in

Supreme Court Politics

Author: Susan Low Bloch
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN:
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Designed as the "main text" in a seminar on the Supreme Court or as supplemental reading for any course in constitutional law, American history, American government, or any course that encompasses a political science or history curriculum. Covers important Supreme Court topics, together with critical analytical commentary by thoughtful, experienced students of the Court.

Deciding to Decide

Author: H. W. Perry
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674042063
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Of the nearly five thousand cases presented to the Supreme Court each year, less than 5 percent are granted review. How the Court sets its agenda, therefore, is perhaps as important as how it decides cases. H. W. Perry, Jr., takes the first hard look at the internal workings of the Supreme Court, illuminating its agenda-setting policies, procedures, and priorities as never before. He conveys a wealth of new information in clear prose and integrates insights he gathered in unprecedented interviews with five justices. For this unique study Perry also interviewed four U.S. solicitors general, several deputy solicitors general, seven judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and sixty-four former Supreme Court law clerks. The clerks and justices spoke frankly with Perry, and his skillful analysis of their responses is the mainspring of this book. His engaging report demystifies the Court, bringing it vividly to life for general readers--as well as political scientists and a wide spectrum of readers throughout the legal profession. Perry not only provides previously unpublished information on how the Court operates but also gives us a new way of thinking about the institution. Among his contributions is a decision-making model that is more convincing and persuasive than the standard model for explaining judicial behavior.

A History of the Supreme Court

Author: Bernard Schwartz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195093872
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A comprehensive history of the United States Supreme Court from its ill-esteemed beginning in 1790 to one of the most important and controversial branches of the Federal government.

The Supreme Court and the Constitutional Structure

Author: Ernest A. Young
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781599417400
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This casebook is designed to reflect more accurately the way that Constitutional Law is generally taught in contemporary law schools. Most schools no longer attempt to offer a comprehensive survey course; rather, they offer an introduction to the subject that omits topics like the First Amendment and frequently focuses on issues of constitutional structure. The basic idea of this book is to conform the casebook more closely to the subjects actually covered in most introductory constitutional law courses. The book also tries to capture the best of both topical and historical arrangements. This book makes no attempt at comprehensive coverage. It combines a historical approach in the first half of the book with a very thorough doctrinal treatment of structural questions in the second. The book departs from most other casebooks in the field by offering longer cuts of fewer key cases, rather than trying to treat every significant case. The underlying theory is that the justices are considerably less cryptic when one includes a greater proportion of their explanations, and that the extra reading load is more than offset by the decrease in confusion. This book is divided into two principal parts. The first offers a general survey of judicial review, arranged as a history of the U.S. Supreme Court from Marbury to Bush v. Gore. This history accomplishes several goals: It presents an overall picture of the institution of judicial review as it has evolved over our history; it introduces the basics of a number of rights issues (e.g., equal protection and race, due process and privacy) not covered elsewhere in the course; and it exposes students to different theoretical approaches to constitutional interpretation. The second half of the book presents an in-depth doctrinal study of federalism and separation of powers,

The Supreme Court Sourcebook

Author: Richard H. Seamon
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145483868X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Supreme Court Sourcebook provides carefully selected, edited, and analyzed materials on the Court, including academic literature, historical materials, internal court documents, Court filings, and judicial opinions. The flexible organization suits a variety of courses. An online component keeps the book current and interesting, with ready-to-use materials in pending cases for advocacy and opinion-writing simulations. The combined package gives professors a turnkey solution for teaching a theoretical course (examination of the Supreme Court as an institution), a hands-on course (simulations of oral argument and opinion writing in pending cases), or any custom combination in between. All of the authors have significant Supreme Court experience: Seamon served with now Chief Justice John Roberts in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, representing the U.S. in cases before the Court; Siegel clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens; Thai clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens and Justice Byron R. White; and Watts clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens. Features: carefully selected, edited, and analyzed materials academic literature historical materials judicial opinions litigation papers internal court documents online component keeps the book current and interesting supplies ready-to-use packages of materials uses pending cases for advocacy and opinion-writing simulations flexible organization provides a turnkey solution for a variety of courses a theoretical course (examination of the Supreme Court as an institution) a hands-on course (simulations of oral argument and opinion writing in pending cases) any custom combination vast author experience working for and appearing before the Supreme Court Seamon served with now Chief Justice John Roberts in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, representing the U.S. in cases before the Court Siegel clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens Thai clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens and Justice Byron R. White Watts clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens

Criminal Procedures

Author: Marc L. Miller
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454895241
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Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials 2017 Supplement

Gun Control on Trial

Author: Brian Doherty
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 193399598X
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In June 2008, the Supreme Court had its first opportunity in seven decades to decide a question at the heart of one of America’s most impassioned debates: Do Americans have a right to possess guns? Gun Control on Trial tells the full story of the Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which ended the District’s gun ban. With exclusive behind-the-scenes access throughout the process, author Brian Doherty is uniquely positioned to delve into the issues of this monumental case and provides compelling looks at the inside stories, including the plaintiffs’ fight for the right to protect their lives, the activist lawyers who worked to affirm that right, and the forces who fought to stop the case.

The Case Against the Supreme Court

Author: Erwin Chemerinsky
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0143128000
Format: PDF
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Both historically and in the present, the Supreme Court has largely been a failure In this devastating book, Erwin Chemerinsky—“one of the shining lights of legal academia” (The New York Times)—shows how, case by case, for over two centuries, the hallowed Court has been far more likely to uphold government abuses of power than to stop them. Drawing on a wealth of rulings, some famous, others little known, he reviews the Supreme Court's historic failures in key areas, including the refusal to protect minorities, the upholding of gender discrimination, and the neglect of the Constitution in times of crisis, from World War I through 9/11. No one is better suited to make this case than Chemerinsky. He has studied, taught, and practiced constitutional law for thirty years and has argued before the Supreme Court. With passion and eloquence, Chemerinsky advocates reforms that could make the system work better, and he challenges us to think more critically about the nature of the Court and the fallible men and women who sit on it.

Modern Constitutional Law

Author: Ronald Rotunda
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781628102222
Format: PDF, Docs
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This title is a part of our CasebookPlus(tm) offering as ISBN 9781634595179. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com. Since the first publication of Modern Constitutional Law a third of a century ago, it has continued to be one of the best sellers in a very competitive market. Over the years, many law professors have adopted this user-friendly casebook - which is no surprise, given the rave reviews that this book has enjoyed. For example, Professor Thomas E. Baker stated that he has "been so loyal to the Rotunda brand name over the years," because it "remarkabl[y]" manages "to include all the important cases yet preserves a fuller set of opinions to guarantee 'thoughtful classroom discussion'." This Eleventh Edition incorporates the many changes in Constitutional law, such as new limits on the Commerce Clause and Spending Power, the Second Amendment, expanded Free Speech protections, and new limits on affirmative action, the President's executive power, and federal power to enforce voting rights. In addition to the 11th Edition Standard Version, Rotunda now offers an Abridged Edition, particularly appropriate for those professors offering a shorter course. This abridged version covers most of topics of the expanded version but does not include topics that a shorter course would not normally include.