Author: Paul I. Weizer
Publisher: Peter Lang
Release Date: 2004-01
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.
Author: Mitchell D. Kessler
Publisher: Cedar Fort
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.
Author: Stephen Breyer
Release Date: 2016-08
"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.
Author: Brian L. Porto
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2017-07-28
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.
Author: Brandt Goldstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2006-12-12
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.
Author: Floyd Abrams
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Since 1971, when the Pentagon Papers were leaked to the New York Times and furious debate over First Amendment rights ensued, free-speech cases have emerged in rapid succession. Floyd Abrams has been on the front lines of nearly every one of these major cases, which is also to say that, more than any other person, he has forged this country’s legal understanding of free speech. Litigating everything from national-security and prior-restraint issues to controversies concerning the law of libel and attempts by local officials to censor art, Abrams has worked devotedly to protect the First Amendment, the “crown jewel” of America’s Constitution. This collection of Abrams’s writings gathers speeches, articles, debates, briefs, oral arguments, and testimony from his entire career. The writings illuminate topics of ongoing import: WikiLeaks, the correctness of the Citizens United case, journalist shield laws, and, not least, the responsibilities of the press. An exceptional writer and a brilliant thinker, Abrams offers a unique perspective on the First Amendment and the unparalleled rights it confers.
Author: Eric J. Segall
Release Date: 2012
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.
In this electrifying bestseller, the shrewd and voluble trial lawyer Louis Nizer, who made a long career of representing famous people in famous cases, recounts some of his significant civil and criminal cases. Nizer rose to national fame with his real-life accounts of tension-filled courtrooms and the fervor of the advocate, and “My Life in Court” proved to be no exception: it rose to the top of the Times’s best-seller list on its publication in 1961 and logged 72 weeks as a sales leader. The book is an in-depth collection of some of Mr. Nizer’s court case success stories, including his client Quentin Reynolds’ famous libel action against the columnist Westbrook Pegler, which would also become the basis of the 1963 Broadway play “A Case of Libel.” Praised by critics as “entertaining and philosophically instructive, an unusual combination,” Nizer’s movie-like plots of real-life courtroom drama will keep you captivated until the very last page.
Author: Jax A. Stone
Release Date: 2014-11-06
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
Author: Bruce Allen Murphy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
Author: Richard Baldwin Cook
Publisher: RICHARD BALDWIN COOK
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Deprived of his license to practice law in three states, the author examines professional conduct rules that are applied to judges, and offers prescriptive comments that should be binding upon any who seek a position on the bench.
Author: Richard A. Posner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2013-10-07
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.