American Courts and the Judicial Process

Author: G. Larry Mays
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190278897
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Genre:

Featuring the insights of criminal justice scholars G. Larry Mays and Laura Woods Fidelie, American Courts and the Judicial Process, Second Edition, is ideal for undergraduate courts courses. It examines the many elements of the U.S. court system--its structures, functions, and key actors--addressing the major problems facing the system and considering potential solutions. This unique text also provides students with a practical perspective, discussing the contrast between the law and the rules as they are written and the ways in which they actually play out in the real world. The book is enhanced by "In the News" boxes that discuss contemporary events and "World View" boxes covering international courts and legal systems.

May It Please the Court

Author: Brian L. Porto
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420067699
Release Date: 2008-10-17
Genre: Law

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.

Judicial Process in America

Author: Robert A. Carp
Publisher: Cq Press
ISBN: 1568025092
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Law

This thoroughly updated, comprehensive study of the American court system provides an insightful look at the complex environment in which judges, lawyers, litigants, and other actors function in our federal and state, civil and criminal systems. Judicial Process in America offers a thorough and balanced look at the procedural and human variables that influence the judicial process. Carp and Stidham examine the interrelation of courts and public policy, the powerful role that judges' decisions play in shaping public policy, and how judges engage in policymaking through their court decisions. The book draws on the latest legal and social science scholarship.

Judicial Process Law Courts and Politics in the United States

Author: David W. Neubauer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305506527
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

Working within the framework of law and politics, JUDICIAL PROCESS: LAW, COURTS, AND POLITICS IN THE UNITED STATES combines detailed information about the major structures and processes of the American judiciary with an insider's understanding of the importance of courthouse dynamics. From the organization and procedures of the various courts to the current applications of specific laws, the 7th edition explores the roles and impact of the judicial system. Throughout the text, the authors not only explain what the legal rules are but also explore each rule's underlying assumptions, history, and goals, providing a complete and balanced look at the role of the judicial system today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Courts Process and Policy

Author: Lawrence Baum
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495916376
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Political Science

The highly respected AMERICAN COURTS: PROCESS AND POLICY, by top Courts scholar Lawrence Baum, provides clear descriptions of the courts and the activities of the various courts. The Seventh Edition explains what courts do, how people within them behave, and how they relate to the rest of the political system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Primer on American Courts

Author: William Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317350156
Release Date: 2015-08-20
Genre: Political Science

This brief, accessible, and inexpensive supplement on American courts and their functions provides undergraduate, or first-year law students, with an understanding of the key substantive and procedural concepts that they need to know to study the law or the judicial process. Recognizing that there are many substantive and procedural concepts about American courts that students must first grasp in order to study the law or the judicial process, this brief text answers important questions about justiciability, standing, jurisdiction, and judicial power. With a stronger historical context, this text is a perfect complement to a text on Constitutional Law, Judicial Process, or a legal casebook, and will help students master the legal vocabulary with which they are confronted.

The Federal Courts 4th Edition

Author: Robert A Carp
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111178047
Release Date: 2001-04-05
Genre: Political Science

A textbook for elementary courses on such topics as judicial process and behavior, constitutional law, American government, and law and society. Carp (political science, U. of Houston) and Stidham (political science and criminal justice, Appalachian State U.) update the 1998 edition to include a fin

Judicial Process in America 9th Edition

Author: Robert A Carp
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452226323
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Law

Known for shedding light on the link between the courts, public policy, and the political environment, the new ninth edition of Judicial Process in America provides a comprehensive overview of the American judiciary. Considering the courts from every level, the authors thoroughly cover judges, lawyers, litigants, and the variables at play in judicial decision making. This remarkably current revision will only solidify the bookÆs position as the standard-bearer in the field.

Courts Politics and the Judicial Process

Author: Christopher E. Smith
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060164840
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Law

This reorganized and updated text provides a comprehensive examination of the American judicial system by describing and analyzing political influences on courts' structure, procedures, decision-making processes, and consequences for society. Professor Smith focuses on courts rather than on law because of the recognition that the content of law often depends on the composition of the judiciary, citizens' access to the judicial process, and judicial decision-making procedures. This revealing study of the courts challenges the myths and popular perceptions about law and justice in American society and covers unique topics such as court bureaucracy; subordinates' influences on judges' decisions; and social science approaches to decision making.

The Judicial Process

Author: Christopher P. Banks
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483317021
Release Date: 2015-02-19
Genre: Political Science

The Judicial Process: Law, Courts, and Judicial Politics is an all-new, concise yet comprehensive core text that introduces students to the nature and significance of the judicial process in the United States and across the globe. It is social scientific in its approach, situating the role of the courts and their impact on public policy within a strong foundation in legal theory, or political jurisprudence, as well as legal scholarship. Authors Christopher P. Banks and David M. O’Brien do not shy away from the politics of the judicial process, and offer unique insight into cutting-edge and highly relevant issues. In its distinctive boxes, “Contemporary Controversies over Courts” and “In Comparative Perspective,” the text examines topics such as the dispute pyramid, the law and morality of same-sex marriages, the “hardball politics” of judicial selection, plea bargaining trends, the right to counsel and “pay as you go” justice, judicial decisions limiting the availability of class actions, constitutional courts in Europe, the judicial role in creating major social change, and the role lawyers, juries and alternative dispute resolution techniques play in the U.S. and throughout the world. Photos, cartoons, charts, and graphs are used throughout the text to facilitate student learning and highlight key aspects of the judicial process.

Judicial Process in America

Author: Robert A. Carp
Publisher: Cq Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063713924
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Law

Scholarship on judicial politics is rich, varied, and constantly improving. New research on organized interests, increasing attention to courts at the state level, evaluation of new appointment processes for judges, and a close look at the civil liberties and rights challenges in the wake of 9/11 all find their way onto the pages of this new edition. The authors attempt to present not only a comprehensive survey of the American judicial system, but an assessment of the interrelation between the courts and public policy. The sixth edition also features the authors' analysis of the ideological direction of judicial opinions during the current Bush administration.

American courts

Author: Lawrence Baum
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
ISBN: 0395675391
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Law


Judicial Process

Author: David W. Neubauer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: IND:30000046915280
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Courts

For such courses as Judicial Process; Judicial Politics; The American Legal System; or Law, Courts, and Politics, typically found in departments of political science, criminal justice, or law. JUDICIAL PROCESS provides a comprehensive examination of the American legal system, including a balanced treatment of law and politics and explanations of the function of judicial process as the third branch of government. This textbook is designed for courses that deal with America's judicial system, emphasizing how the American legal system reflects the American political system.

American Judicial Process

Author: Pamela C. Corley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136286568
Release Date: 2015-09-25
Genre: Political Science

This text is a general introduction to American judicial process. The authors cover the major institutions, actors, and processes that comprise the U.S. legal system, viewed from a political science perspective. Grounding their presentation in empirical social science terms, the authors identify popular myths about the structure and processes of American law and courts and then contrast those myths with what really takes place. Three unique elements of this "myth versus reality" framework are incorporated into each of the topical chapters: 1) "Myth versus Reality" boxes that lay out the topics each chapter covers, using the myths about each topic contrasted with the corresponding realities. 2) "Pop Culture" boxes that provide students with popular examples from film, television, and music that tie-in to chapter topics and engage student interest. 3) "How Do We Know?" boxes that discuss the methods of social scientific inquiry and debunk common myths about the judiciary and legal system. Unlike other textbooks, American Judicial Process emphasizes how pop culture portrays—and often distorts—the judicial process and how social science research is brought to bear to provide an accurate picture of law and courts. In addition, a rich companion website will include PowerPoint lectures, suggested topics for papers and projects, a test bank of objective questions for use by instructors, and downloadable artwork from the book. Students will have access to annotated web links and videos, flash cards of key terms, and a glossary.