Release Date: 2009
Genre: Court records
Since the first editon was published in 1996, the nature of judges' papers has changed as more and more of the work of the federal courts is documented in electronic records. The record-keeping practices of the courts have also changed. This second edition discusses the preservation challenges of new media, the protocols surrounding sensitive and classified documents, and the range of access restrictions that might be appropriate for a collection of judicial papers. This edition includes updated samples of donor agreements and inventories of judicial collections.
Author: Barry Leonard
Release Date: 1996-06-01
Every federal judge creates a unique record of service in the courts. The chambers papers & other personal manuscripts that document a judge's career are an important resource for understanding that individual's service & for explaining the judicial process. This guide discusses the importance & usefulness of judge's papers & offers suggestions for those who wish to make their papers available to a repository. Includes info. on the org'n. of chambers papers incl. identifying & managing doc's. for preservation, selecting a repository, determining policies on access to a manuscript collection, preparing a deed of gift, & the transfer of papers.
Author: Ronald K. L. Collins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017
There is no book of political strategy more canonical than Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince, but few ethicists would advise policymakers to treat it as a bible. The lofty ideals of the law, especially, seem distant from the values that the word "Machiavellian" connotes, and judges are supposed to work above the realm of politics. In The Judge, however, Ronald Collins and David Skover argue that Machiavelli can indeed speak to judges, and model their book after The Prince. As it turns out, the number of people who think that judges in the U.S. are apolitical has been shrinking for decades. Both liberals and conservatives routinely criticize their ideological opponents on the bench for acting politically. Some authorities even posit the impossibility of apolitical judges, and indeed, in many states, judicial elections are partisan. Others advocate appointing judges who are committed to being dispassionate referees adhering to the letter of the law. However, most legal experts, regardless of their leanings, seem to agree that despite widespread popular support for the ideal of the apolitical judge, this ideal is mere fantasy. This debate about judges and politics has been a perennial in American history, but it intensified in the 1980s, when the Reagan administration sought to place originalists in the Supreme Court. It has not let up since. Ronald Collins and David Skover argue that the debate has become both stale and circular, and instead tackle the issue in a boldly imaginative way. In The Judge, they ask us to assume that judges are political, and that they need advice on how to be effective political actors. Their twenty-six chapters track the structure of The Prince, and each provides pointers to judges on how to cleverly and subtly advance their political goals. In this Machiavellian vision, law is inseparable from realpolitik. However, the authors' point isn't to advocate for this coldly realistic vision of judging. Their ultimate goal is identify both legal realists and originalists as what they are: explicitly political (though on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum). Taking its cues from Machiavelli, The Judge describes what judges actually do, not what they ought to do.
Author: Michael Widener
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
“Rare books and archives come alive when consulted by readers and researchers.” --from the Introduction In the administrative and budgetary environment of law librarianship, outstanding reference service is crucial to the survival and growth of special collections. Public Services Issues with Rare and Archival Law Materials offers practical suggestions for putting these valuable special collections to work. Each chapter gives clear, proven advice on making the most of rare book sections and archives to contribute to the mission of their libraries and parent institutions. Public Services Issues with Rare and Archival Law Materials provides a comprehensive overview of issues in using these special collections. It begins with an original study of the research habits of legal historians, which can help you plan a strategy for making your collection more accessible to scholars. It concludes with thoughtful consideration of the ethical issues of using archived papers, balancing the scholar’s need to understand the inner workings of the legal system against the need for private court deliberations and attorney-client privilege. This wide-ranging book provides the tools you need for keeping archives in active service, including: detailed instructions for the care and use of rare legal materials ideas for creating exhibits and outreach activities, including Web sites suggestions for working with early books on Roman and canon law practical techniques for using archives in litigation and cooperating with attorneys a bibliography of law-related archives and rare-book librarianship This essential book will assist rare book librarians and archivists to provide better reference service by providing examples of best practice and solutions to common problems. Public Services Issues with Rare and Archival Law Materials is an indispensable resource for law librarians, archivists, and scholars.
Author: Christopher Felker
Publisher: Doing archives
Release Date: 2015-01-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
level 1 (district / trial + variants) courts US federated states (50, 4 formally titled Commonwealths | 94 courts) federal district (1 | 1 of 94 courts) Individual federated states (50, 4 formally titled Commonwealths | 1,912 courts) unincorporated organized territories (4 | 3 of 94 courts) unincorporated unorganized territories (~1 , 11 total) Court of International Trade United States Court of Federal Claims military courts (unified system applicable to the Army, Navy-Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard | 4 courts) military commission (administered by the Department of Defense, Office of the Convening Authority, Office of the Chief Prosecutor, Office of the Chief Defense Counsel, Military Commissions Trial Judiciary | Guantánamo Bay Cuba) level 2 (intermediate appeals + variants) courts US regional circuits (12) Individual federated states (50, 4 formally titled Commonwealths | 104 courts) United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (worldwide jurisdiction) United States Court of Military Commission Review level 3 (final appeal) courts United States supreme court (1) Individual federated states (50, 4 formally titled Commonwealths | 58 courts) and all non US jurisdictions
Author: Jonathan W. White
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 2011-03-01
This guide describes the records of the federal courts, as well as records of Congress and the executive branch, that are relevant to researching federal judicial history. Includes an Introduction to Historical Research in Federal Judicial History. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.
Author: Steven Harmon Wilson
Release Date: 2012
A comprehensive, three-volume set that provides detailed background essays, short topical entries, and primary document excerpts to explain the organization, history, and functioning of the U.S. justice system. * More than 50 contributing scholars provide a variety of expertise from the fields of law, history, and politics * A separate volume of primary source documents * A comprehensive bibliography as well as suggested readings for each essay and article * A glossary of hundreds of key terms like "contract," "injunction," and "precedent"
Author: Kate Theimer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2014-05-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Outreach: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archives of different sizes and types are reaching out to new potential users and increasing awareness of programs and collections. The book features twelve case studies that demonstrate ideas that can be transferred into many other settings. Some of the practices described in the case studies rely primarily on technology and the Web to interact with the public, while others are centered on face-to-face activities. The case studies featured are The Oregon Archives Crawl: Engaging New Users and Advocates Moved by the Spirit: Opportunistic Promotion of the Hamilton Family Séance Collection Working Within the Law: Public Programming and Continuing Education Staying Connected: Engaging Alumni and Students to Digitize the Carl “Pappy” Fehr Choral Music Collection “Pin”pointing Success: Assessing the Value of Pinterest and Historypin for Special Collections Outreach Creating a New Learning Center: Designing a Space to Support Multiple Outreach Goals "Wikipedia is made of people!”: Revelations from Collaborating with the World's Most Popular Encyclopedia 21 Revolutions: New Art from Old Objects Happy Accidents and Unintended Consequences: How We Named Our Tribble Navigating Nightingale: Creating an App Out of Archives DIY History: Redesigning a Platform for a Transcription Crowdsourcing Initiative Taking Preservation to the People: Educating the Public About Personal Digital Archiving All twelve case studies look at outreach as identifying the organization’s intended audience, building new ways of reaching them, and helping the organization achieve its mission. Each also reflects a philosophy of experimentation that is perhaps the most critical ingredient for any organization interested in developing its own “innovative” practices. This volume will be useful to those working in archives and special collections as well as other cultural heritage organizations, and provides ideas ranging from those that require long-term planning and coordination to those that could be immediately implemented. It also provides students and educators in archives, library, and public history graduate programs a resource for understanding the variety of ways people conduct outreach in the field today and the kinds of strategies archivists are using to attract new users to collections.
Author: United States. Federal Judicial History Office
Release Date: 2004
"Historical programs associated with the federal courts help to preserve the history of the nation's judiciary and to improve understanding of the courts' role in the nation's system of government...The Federal Judicial Center produced this guide as part of its mandate to "encourage programs relating to the history of the judicial branch of the United States government." The guide surveys the range of historical programs in the federal courts and offers suggestions for courts considering a new program or looking to expand the activities of an existing program. The guide also incorporates the Center's manual on conducting oral history projects." -- from the Introduction, p. 1.