May It Please the Court

Author: Brian L. Porto
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420067699
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

May It Please the Court Judicial Processes and Politics in America

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467206652
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Facts101 is your complete guide to May It Please the Court, Judicial Processes and Politics in America. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments 6th Edition

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833281
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now in its sixth edition with coverage of major Supreme Court decisions through the end of the 2013–2014 term, this book remains a key source for students, professors, and citizens seeking balanced, up-to-date information on the Constitution, its amendments, and how they have been interpreted. • Provides an accessible and informative introduction to the creation, meaning, and continuing role of the Constitution that is suited for high school students, undergraduate audiences, law students and researchers, reference librarians, and interested citizens who want to understand the Constitution and its amendments • Presents balanced treatments of all key constitutional provisions and up-to-date information on how key U.S. Supreme Court decisions have interpreted the Constitution • Includes a glossary, highlights of constitutional history, and a fully updated appendix of the names and dates of U.S. Supreme Court Justices • Includes copies of the U.S. Constitution and Its Amendments, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation

American Government in Action

Author: Ryan J. Barilleaux
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780130789242
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book utilizes a unique framework — principle, process, politics — to help readers understand the American political system. In addition, the book encourages readers to become active citizens by providing examples and information to show them how. It features questions that explore why some controversies remain unresolved and challenge readers to arrive at their own conclusions about important issues in American politics; provides marginal definitions for quick reference to important terms.