The Supreme Court

Author : Lawrence Baum
ISBN : 9781483376134
Genre : Political Science
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The Supreme Court, Twelfth Edition, examines all major aspects of the highest court in the nation, from the selection of justices and agenda creation to the decision-making process and the Court’s impact on government and U.S. society. Delving deeply into personalities and procedures, author Lawrence Baum provides a balanced explanation of the Court’s actions and the behavior of its justices as he reveals its complexity, reach, and influence. This new edition gives particular attention to current developments such as the impact of political polarization on the Court, the justices’ increasingly public roles, and recent rulings on same-sex marriage and health care.
Category: Political Science

Constitutional Law

Author : Jacqueline R. Kanovitz
ISBN : 9781437778915
Genre : Law
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Presents an up-to-date analysis of critical constitutional issues. Special attention is given to issues of greatest concern to criminal justice personnel - detention, arrest, search and seizure, interrogations and confessions, self-incrimination, due process, and right to counsel. Also includes constitutional aspects of criminal and civil liabilities of justice personnel, and constitutional and civil rights in the workplace. Part II presents key cases to assist in interpreting the constitutional provisions. Each chapter includes chapter outline, key terms and concepts, as well as numerous boxes defining terms and elaborating on the text. Part II contains briefs of judicial decisions related to the topics covered in the the text, in order to help the reader learn rule of law as well as the reasoning of the court that guides future court rulings. Part III contains the Constitution of the United States of America, a Glossary and a Table of Cases.
Category: Law

Judges On Judging

Author : David M. O'Brien
ISBN : 9781506340272
Genre : Political Science
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Thoroughly revised and updated for this Fifth Edition, Judges on Judging offers insights into the judicial philosophies and political views of those on the bench. Broad in scope, this one-of-a-kind book features “off-the-bench” writings and speeches in which Supreme Court justices, as well as lower federal and state court judges, discuss the judicial process, constitutional interpretation, judicial federalism, and the role of the judiciary. Engaging introductory material written by David M. O’Brien provides students with necessary thematic and historical context making this book the perfect supplement to present a nuanced view of the judiciary.
Category: Political Science

Murphy On Evidence

Author : Richard Glover
ISBN : 9780199669875
Genre : Law
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Now in its thirteenth edition, Murphy on Evidence offers an authoritative and up-to-date guide to the law of evidence. A leading text for both undergraduates and trainee barristers and solicitors, the book bridges the gap between academic and practical treatments of the law of evidence, containing detailed academic analysis alongside a wealth of practical information about how the law is applied in the courtroom, illustrated through two realistic casestudies. New case study material including videos have been added to the Online Resource Centre for this edition.
Category: Law

Mr Justice Miller And The Supreme Court 1862 1890

Author : Charles Fairman
ISBN : 9781584772675
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Fairman, Charles. Mr. Justice Miller and the Supreme Court. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1939. [x], 456 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002025961. ISBN 1-58477-267-0. Cloth. $120. * Samuel Freeman Miller [1816-1890] was appointed to the court by Abraham Lincoln in 1862. An active abolitionist, he was an influential force during the unsettled years of the Civil War and Reconstruction who did much to shape the court's interpretation of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. He wrote the majority opinion in the influential Slaughter-House Cases. Miller was considered a prospective presidential candidate by Republican leaders in the 1880s. He served on the Court until his death. "Mr. Fairman has written the best biography of an American judge since Beveridge's Life of John Marshall.": Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr., Harvard Law Review 53: 696-698 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 1114.
Category: Biography & Autobiography