How to Please the Court

Author: Paul I. Weizer
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 0820469491
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Law

Designed for anyone who has an interest in using moot court simulations as an educational exercise, "How to Please the Court" brings together prominent moot court faculty who share their collective years of experience in building a successful moot court program. Touching on all aspects of the moot court experience, this book guides the reader through conducting legal research, the structure of an oral argument, the tournament experience, and the successes and rewards of competition.

The First Amendment

Author: Peter H. Irons
Publisher:
ISBN: 1565844874
Release Date: 1998-09-01
Genre: History

Actual recorded oral arguments leading to landmark rulings, ranging from issues of obscenity and libel to Vietnam War protest, confidentiality of reporters' sources, the rights of gay men and lesbians, and high school newspaper censorship.

If It Pleases the Court

Author: Jax A. Stone
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781496948847
Release Date: 2014-11-06
Genre: Fiction

The sole intent behind the creation of this book is to tell a story of a subject line exposing legal corruption and domestic violence. Most people do realize that there is always a little corruption in any form of government, but after becoming aware of the real-life events this book portrays, this story had to be told. As you start to follow this story through the pages, I think you will be blown away and, frankly, astonished at just how far corruption can grow if not held in check. As the author, I was so taken by the story as told by J.L. Montgomery that I knew it would have to be me who would bring this story to light. If it is your desire to have a book grab your attention upfront and carry you on an epic journey of one incident building on another, this book will do it for you. Powerful and realistic story line packed with deceit, corruption, and betrayal. Even for those of you who thought you had seen or witnessed everything, this book will be a wakeup call that will show you just how far a person or organization is willing to push the lines of morality and justice to have their way. This is a story of a young lady starting out life with a bright future that quickly turned to a nightmare that she could not escape. She learned the hard way that justice can be purchased by the very people who were trying to inflict harm and destruction on her way of life. In reading my book, I hope you will agree with me that this act of judicial corruption and failure to enforce laws truly needed an avenue to be expressed and brought to the public's attention. Enjoy the read. Jax A. Stone

May It Please the Court Third Edition

Author: Brian L. Porto
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498737432
Release Date: 2017-07-28
Genre: Law

This practical, comprehensive, and engaging introduction to the American judicial system is designed primarily for undergraduate students in criminal justice, liberal arts, political science, and beginning law. It differs from other texts not only by delivering an insider’s view of the courts, but also by demonstrating how the judicial process operates at the intersection of law and politics. Unlike the many dull and inaccessible texts in this field, May It Please The Court conveys the human drama of civil and criminal litigation. With an updated epilogue, case studies, and discussion questions, this third edition is a robust resource for criminal justice students.

The Court and the World

Author: Stephen Breyer
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781101912072
Release Date: 2016-08
Genre: Law

"In this original, far-reaching, and timely book, Justice Stephen Breyer examines the work of the Supreme Court of the United States in an increasingly interconnected world, a world in which all sorts of activity, both public and private--from the conduct of national security policy to the conduct of international trade--obliges the Court to understand and consider circumstances beyond America's borders. It is a world of instant communications, lightning-fast commerce, and shared problems (like public health threats and environmental degradation), and it is one in which the lives of Americans are routinely linked ever more pervasively to those of people in foreign lands. Indeed, at a moment when anyone may engage in direct transactions internationally for services previously bought and sold only locally (lodging, for instance, through online sites), it has become clear that, even in ordinary matters, judicial awareness can no longer stop at the water's edge. To trace how foreign considerations have come to inform the thinking of the Court, Justice Breyer begins with that area of the law in which they have always figured prominently: national security in its constitutional dimension--how should the Court balance this imperative with others, chiefly the protection of basic liberties, in its review of presidential and congressional actions? He goes on to show that as the world has grown steadily "smaller," the Court's horizons have inevitably expanded: it has been obliged to consider a great many more matters that now cross borders. What is the geographical reach of an American statute concerning, say, securities fraud, antitrust violations, or copyright protections? And in deciding such matters, can the Court interpret American laws so that they might work more efficiently with similar laws in other nations? While Americans must necessarily determine their own laws through democratic process, increasingly, the smooth operation of American law--and, by extension, the advancement of American interests and values--depends on its working in harmony with that of other jurisdictions. Justice Breyer describes how the aim of cultivating such harmony, as well as the expansion of the rule of law overall, with its attendant benefits, has drawn American jurists into the relatively new role of "constitutional diplomats," a little remarked but increasingly important job for them in this fast-changing world."--Publisher's description.

May It Please the Court

Author: Mitchell D. Kessler
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1555177301
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author gives an entertaining glimpse into the emotional ups and downs that a personal injury lawyer faces each day. Readers will gain a better understanding of how the courts really work through wonderful anecdotes and examples. on any given day, thousands of cases are pending in the nation's courts. a few are well-known, and many are routine. But in between, great personal dramas play out before breathless juries, who may be the only people ever to hear the case before them. the rows of courtroom pews are empty, except for a mere handful of people-the parties to the case. Join this personal injury lawyer in his conquests both in and out of the courtroom as he struggles to right the wrongs of an imperfect society and to speak for those who sometimes can't speak for themselves. Compelling stories involving reckless drivers, random acts of violence, prescription drugs with tragic side-effects, falsified police reports, incorrect autopsy reports and much more will grab your interest and give you an amazing glimpse into the world of our nation's courts.

Supreme Myths

Author: Eric J. Segall
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313396878
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

This book explores some of the most glaring misunderstandings about the U.S. Supreme Court—and makes a strong case for why our Supreme Court Justices should not be entrusted with decisions that affect every American citizen.

Reflections on Judging

Author: Richard A. Posner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674184657
Release Date: 2013-10-07
Genre: Law

For Richard Posner, legal formalism and formalist judges--notably Antonin Scalia--present the main obstacles to coping with the dizzying pace of technological advance. Posner calls for legal realism--gathering facts, considering context, and reaching a sensible conclusion that inflicts little collateral damage on other areas of the law.

A History of the Supreme Court

Author: Bernard Schwartz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195093879
Release Date: 1993
Genre: History

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.

Storming the Court

Author: Brandt Goldstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416535157
Release Date: 2006-12-12
Genre: History

Describes how, in 1992, a group of Yale law students came to the aid of three hundred Haitian men, women, and children who had won asylum in the U.S. but who, having tested positive for HIV, were forced into a Guantanamo compound and battled the Bush administration, the Justice Department, the American military, and the Supreme Court to achieve their release. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Scalia

Author: Bruce Allen Murphy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743296502
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A deeply researched portrait of the controversial Supreme Court justice includes coverage of his career achievements, his appointment in 1986 and his party-dividing resolve to support agendas from an ethical, rather than political, perspective.

The Schoolhouse Gate

Author: Justin Driver
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9781101871669
Release Date: 2018-09-04
Genre: Law

An award-winning constitutional law scholar at the University of Chicago (who clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor) gives us an engaging and alarming book that aims to vindicate the rights of public school stu­dents, which have so often been undermined by the Supreme Court in recent decades. Judicial decisions assessing the constitutional rights of students in the nation’s public schools have consistently generated bitter controversy. From racial segregation to un­authorized immigration, from antiwar protests to compul­sory flag salutes, from economic inequality to teacher-led prayer—these are but a few of the cultural anxieties dividing American society that the Supreme Court has addressed in elementary and secondary schools. The Schoolhouse Gate gives a fresh, lucid, and provocative account of the historic legal battles waged over education and illuminates contemporary disputes that continue to fracture the nation. Justin Driver maintains that since the 1970s the Supreme Court has regularly abdicated its responsibility for protecting students’ constitutional rights and risked trans­forming public schools into Constitution-free zones. Students deriving lessons about citizenship from the Court’s decisions in recent decades would conclude that the following actions taken by educators pass constitutional muster: inflicting severe corporal punishment on students without any proce­dural protections, searching students and their possessions without probable cause in bids to uncover violations of school rules, random drug testing of students who are not suspected of wrongdoing, and suppressing student speech for the view­point it espouses. Taking their cue from such decisions, lower courts have upheld a wide array of dubious school actions, including degrading strip searches, repressive dress codes, draconian “zero tolerance” disciplinary policies, and severe restrictions on off-campus speech. Driver surveys this legal landscape with eloquence, highlights the gripping personal narratives behind landmark clashes, and warns that the repeated failure to honor students’ rights threatens our basic constitutional order. This magiste­rial book will make it impossible to view American schools—or America itself—in the same way again.

The Supreme Court

Author: Ruadhán Mac Cormaic
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9781844883417
Release Date: 2016-09-05
Genre: Law

'A wonderful book ... a superb book and it's not just for people interested in law; it tells you a lot about Ireland' Vincent Browne, TV3 The judges, the decisions, the rifts and the rivalries - the gripping inside story of the institution that has shaped Ireland. 'Combines painstaking research with acute analysis and intelligence' Colm Tóibín, Irish Times' Books of the Year '[Mac Cormaic] has done something unprecedented and done it with a striking maturity, balance and adroitness. He creates the intimacy necessary but never loses sight of the wider contexts; this is not just a book about legal history; it is also about social, political and cultural history ... [the Supreme Court] has found a brilliant chronicler in Ruadhan Mac Cormaic' Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History, UCD 'Mac Cormaic quite brilliantly tells the story ... balanced, perceptive and fair ... a major contribution to public understanding' Donncha O'Connell, Professor of Law, NUIG, Dublin Review of Books 'Compelling ... a remarkable story, told with great style' Irish Times 'Authoritative, well-written and highly entertaining' Sunday Times The work of the Supreme Court is at the heart of the private and public life of the nation. Whether it's a father trying to overturn his child's adoption, a woman asserting her right to control her fertility, republicans fighting extradition, political activists demanding an equal hearing in the media, women looking to serve on juries, the state attempting to prevent a teenager ending her pregnancy, a couple challenging the tax laws, a gay man fighting his criminalization simply for being gay, a disabled young man and his mother seeking to vindicate his right to an education, the court's decisions can change lives. Now, having had unprecedented access to a vast number of sources, and conducted hundreds of interviews, including with key insiders, award-winning Irish Times journalist Ruadhan Mac Cormaic lifts the veil on the court's hidden world. The Supreme Court reveals new and surprising information about well-known cases. It exposes the sometimes fractious relationship between the court and the government. But above all it tells a story about people - those who brought the cases, those who argued in court, those who dealt with the fallout and, above all, those who took the decisions. Judges' backgrounds and relationships, their politics and temperaments, as well as the internal tensions between them, are vital to understanding how the court works and are explored here in fascinating detail. The Supreme Court is both a riveting read and an important and revealing account of one of the most powerful institutions of our state. Ruadhan Mac Cormaic is the former Legal Affairs Correspondent and Paris Correspondent of the Irish Times. He is now the paper's Foreign Affairs Correspondent.

How to Moot

Author: John Snape
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199571673
Release Date: 2010-05-20
Genre: Law

How to Moot contains everything you need to know about preparing for and participating in moots. Whether you are just starting out and in need of a confidence boost, or a more experienced mooter looking for tips to hone your skills, this popular and trusted book will be an invaluable guide.

Appellate Advocacy and Moot Court

Author: Michael D. Murray
Publisher:
ISBN: 1587789787
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

This publication focuses on writing and advocacy in appellate courts. It is well suited for use as a primary text in an upper-division appellate advocacy or advanced writing course or moot court program, or as a primary or supplemental text for first-year legal writing courses that focus on appellate advocacy as the pedagogical model to teach legal writing skills.