In Chambers

Author: Todd C. Peppers
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813932651
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Written by former law clerks, legal scholars, biographers, historians, and political scientists, the essays in In Chambers tell the fascinating story of clerking at the Supreme Court. In addition to reflecting the personal experiences of the law clerks with their justices, the essays reveal how clerks are chosen, what tasks are assigned to them, and how the institution of clerking has evolved over time, from the first clerks in the late 1800s to the clerks of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Chief Justice William Rehnquist. In Chambers offers a variety of perspectives on the unique experience of Supreme Court clerks. Former law clerks—including Alan M. Dershowitz, Charles A. Reich, and J. Harvie Wilkinson III—write about their own clerkships, painting vivid and detailed pictures of their relationships with the justices, while other authors write about the various clerkships for a single justice, putting a justice's practice into a broader context. The book also includes essays about the first African American and first woman to hold clerkships. Sharing their insights, anecdotes, and experiences in a clear, accessible style, the contributors provide readers with a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Supreme Court.

Of Courtiers and Kings

Author: Clare Cushman
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813937274
Release Date: 2015-12-03
Genre: Law

Supreme Court justices have long relied on law clerks to help process the work of the Court. Yet few outside the Court are privy to the behind-the-scenes bonds that form between justices and their clerks. In Of Courtiers and Kings, Todd C. Peppers and Clare Cushman offer an intimate new look at the personal and professional relationships of law clerks with their justices. Going beyond the book’s widely acclaimed predecessor, I n Chambers, the vignettes collected here range from reflections on how serving as clerks at the Supreme Court impacted the careers of such justices as Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, William Rehnquist, John G. Roberts Jr., and John Paul Stevens to personal recollections written by parents and children who have both served as Supreme Court clerks. While individual essays often focus on a single justice and his or her corps of clerks—including how that justice selected and utilized the clerks—taken as a whole the volume provides a macro-level view of the evolution of the role of the Supreme Court law clerk. Drawing on a rich repository of such anecdotes, insights, and experience, the volume relates in a clear and accessible style how the clerking function has changed over time and what it is like for law clerks to be witnesses to history. Offering a rare glimpse into a normally unseen world, Of Courtiers and Kings reveals the Court’s increasing reliance on law clerks and raises important questions about the selection, utilization, and influence of law clerks. Praise for In Chambers: "An excellent book.... It's interesting for many different reasons, not the least of which as a reminder of how much of a bastion of elitism the Court has always been."—Atlantic Monthly "The best parts of the book are the behind-the-scenes descriptions of life at the court.... [A]n impressive and comprehensive book."—Associated Press

The State and Federal Courts A Complete Guide to History Powers and Controversy

Author: Christopher P. Banks
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440841460
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Genre: Political Science

How does the American judiciary impact the development of legal and social policies in the United States? How are the state and federal court systems constructed? This book answers these questions and many others regarding politics, the U.S. courts, and society. • Presents a broad and detailed perspective on law and politics that enables students and laypeople to analyze the judicial process and the role that state and federal courts play in American society • Comprehensively surveys the myriad contemporary issues of law and politics that affect the scope and application of social and public policies • Supplies selected primary source documents that give readers the opportunity to view key judicial documents firsthand • Includes a glossary of terms and annotated bibliography that facilitate a complete comprehension of the organization, structure, and politics of state and federal courts

Diversity Matters

Author: Susan B. Haire
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813937199
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: Political Science

Until President Jimmy Carter launched an effort to diversify the lower federal courts, the U.S. courts of appeals had been composed almost entirely of white males. But by 2008, over a quarter of sitting judges were women and 15 percent were African American or Hispanic. Underlying the argument made by administration officials for a diverse federal judiciary has been the expectation that the presence of women and minorities will ensure that the policy of the courts will reflect the experiences of a diverse population. Yet until now, scholarly studies have offered only limited support for the expectation that judges’ race, ethnicity, or gender impacts their decision making on the bench. In Diversity Matters, Susan B. Haire and Laura P. Moyer employ innovative new methods of analysis to offer a fresh examination of the effects of diversity on the many facets of decision making in the federal appellate courts. Drawing on oral histories and data on appellate decisions through 2008, the authors’ analyses demonstrate that diversity on the bench affects not only individual judges’ choices but also the overall character and quality of judicial deliberation and decisions. Looking forward, the authors anticipate the ways in which these process effects will become more pronounced as a result of the highly diverse Obama appointment cohort.

Meine geliebte Welt

Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406659485
Release Date: 2014-07-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Aufgewachsen in der Bronx, Puertoricanerin, die Kindheit prekär, der Vater Alkoholiker, die Mutter überfordert – Sonia Sotomayor war es nicht gerade in die Wiege gelegt, eines Tages Richterin am höchsten Gericht der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika zu werden. Mit einem großen Herzen und viel Humor erzählt diese Ausnahmefrau von ihrem Weg, aber nicht um sich dabei auf die Schulter zu klopfen, sondern um anderen Menschen mit ihrer eigenen Geschichte Mut zu machen. Ein hinreißendes, ansteckendes Buch über das Trotzdem und über die – wirklich wichtigen – Dinge des Lebens. „’Nach der Lektüre werden mich die Leser nach menschlichen Kriterien beurteilen’, schreibt Sonia Sotomayor. Wir, die wir in diesem Fall die Jury sind, finden sie einfach unwiderstehlich.“ Washingtonian „Überwältigende und stark geschriebene Memoiren zum Thema Identität und Persönlichkeitsfindung ... Offenherzig, scharf beobachtet und vor allem tief empfunden.“ The New York Times „Eine Frau, die weiß, wo sie herkommt und die die Kraft hat, uns dorthin mitzunehmen.“ The New York Times Book Review

Rational Choice

Author: Donald P. Green
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783486831603
Release Date: 2014-09-05
Genre: Philosophy

In diesem gut lesbaren und verständlichen Buch bewerten die Autoren die Anwendung der Rational-Choice-Theorie. In ihrer herben Kritik zeigen Green und Shapiro auf, dass die hoch gelobten Ergebnisse der Rational-Choice-Theorie tatsächlich äußerst suspekt sind und dass ein grundsätzliches Umdenken erforderlich ist, um diesen analytischen Ansatz in der Politikwissenschaft wirklich nutzen zu können. Diesen Prozess des Umdenkens wollen die Autoren mit ihrem Buch anstoßen.

Exploring Vulnerability

Author: Günter Thomas
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783647540634
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Genre: Religion

Vulnerability is an essential but also an intriguing ambiguous part of the human condition. This book con-ceptualizes vulnerability to be a fundamental threat and deficit and at the same time to be a powerful resource for transformation.The exploration is undertaken in multidisciplinary perspectives and approaches the human condition in fruitful conversations with medical, psychological, legal, theological, political and philosophical investiga-tions of vulnerability.The multidisciplinary approach opens the space for a broad variety of deeply interrelated topics. Thus, vulnerability is analyzed with respect to diverse aspects of human and social life, such as violence and power, the body and social institutions. Theologically questions of sin and redemption and eventually the nature of the Divine are taken up. Throughout the book phenomenological descriptions are combined with necessary conceptual clarifications. The contributions seek to illuminate the relation between vulnerability as a fundamental unavoidable condition and contingent actualizations related to specific dangers and risks. The core thesis of the book can be seen within its multi-perspectivity: A sound concept of vulnerability is key to a realistic, that is to say neither negative nor illusionary anthropology, to an honest post-theistic understanding of God and eventually to a deeply humanistic understanding of social life.

Wettbewerbsfreiheit

Author: Jan Henrik Klement
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 316152876X
Release Date: 2015-09-16
Genre: Law

Die europäische Wettbewerbsgemeinschaft ist in Bewegung geraten. Unter dem Panier des "More Economic Approach" und des Regulierungsrechts wird nicht mehr der unsichtbaren Hand vertraut, sondern mit sichtbarer Hand regiert. Der Wettbewerb, früher Inbegriff einer herrschaftsfreien Ordnung, wird als Mittel zur Herstellung von Gemeinwohl thematisiert. Taugt der Schutz des freien und unverfälschten Wettbewerbs noch als positives Ziel und normativer Fluchtpunkt des europäischen Wirtschaftsrechts? Oder sind die Europäische Union und ihr Wettbewerbsrecht von den Grundrechten her neu zu denken? Gibt es gar ein eigenes Grundrecht auf Wettbewerbsfreiheit? Jan Henrik Klement wendet sich dagegen, Freiheit und Ordnung in einem institutionellen Freiheitsbegriff zu amalgamieren und das europäische Recht zu vergrundrechtlichen. Am Beispiel des Kartellrechts zeigt er aber auch, dass die Grundrechte nicht bloß "systemfremde" Zutaten des Wettbewerbsrechts sind. Seine auf einem individuellen Freiheitsverständnis beruhende Grundrechtstheorie versteht die Grundrechte vielmehr als eigenständige Faktoren im Entdeckungsverfahren der Rechtserzeugung, das zwischen den Zielen der Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit und Nützlichkeit vermittelt.

Der Hinduismus

Author: Axel Michaels
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406549748
Release Date: 2006
Genre:

Mehr zum Buch Axel Michaels' umfassende Einführung in den Hinduismus gilt inzwischen als Standardwerk. Das Buch macht mit der Geschichte des Hinduismus und seinen klassischen Texten vertraut, beschreibt aber auch anschaulich die alltägliche Religiosität. Es erläutert die verschiedenen Riten und Feste, die Bedeutung der unzähligen Götter, das Kastensystem und nicht zuletzt die hinduistischen Vorstellungen von Raum und Zeit, Tod, Wiedergeburt und Erlösung. (Quelle: www.chbeck.de).

Der Europ ische Traum

Author: Jeremy Rifkin
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593400921
Release Date: 2004-08-09
Genre: Fiction

Welches politische System bietet langfristig Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und Humanität? Jeremy Rifkin macht sich auf die Suche nach einer neuen, zukunftsfähigen Weltordnung. Und er findet sie - in Europa. Der alte Kontinent ist der Hoffnungsträger für eine gerechtere Welt.

Kalte Str mung

Author: Mary-Jane Riley
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641222864
Release Date: 2018-06-18
Genre: Fiction

Die 17-jährige Elena, Tochter der prominenten Politikerin Cat Devonshire, wird in Norfolk tot am Fuß einer Klippe aufgefunden – Selbstmord laut Polizei. Cat plagen Gewissensbisse, da sie und ihr neuer Ehemann Elena in ein Internat abgeschoben hatten, um ihr junges Eheglück ungestört genießen zu können. Verzweifelt bittet sie die Journalistin Alex, die Hintergründe zu Elenas Tod herauszufinden. Bei ihren Recherchen stößt Alex jedoch auf großes Misstrauen, die Mitarbeiter und Schüler feinden sie an und bedrohen sie. Bald wird klar, dass sich hinter der Fassade des Elite-Internats tiefe Abgründe verbergen ...

Vom Wesen Und Wert Der Demokratie

Author: Hans Kelsen
Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
ISBN: 0353102296
Release Date: 2018-11-10
Genre: History

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