Justices Presidents and Senators

Author: Henry Julian Abraham
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742558959
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

Explains how United States presidents select justices for the Supreme Court, evaluates the performance of each justice, and examines the influence of politics on their selection.

People s Lawyers

Author: Diana Klebanow
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765606739
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Throughout America's history, lawyers with a crusading zeal have, through their moral stance, intellectual integrity, and sheer brilliance, made use of the law to fight social injustice. In short biographical chapters, the authors tell the stories of ten of these lawyers. Some are well known: Thurgood Marshall; William Kunstler; Louis Brandeis; Morris Dees; Clarence Darrow; and Ralph Nader. Others are not so well known, but deserve to be. All are fascinating and influential attorneys who rose to the top of their profession, and this examination of their lives and careers illuminates key issues in American history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. An annotated bibliography, a chronology of the person's life and work, and helpful tables of cases detailing their most prominent cases accompany each chapter.

Supreme Court Appointment Process

Author: Denis Stevens Rutkus
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781437931792
Release Date: 2010-08
Genre:

Contents: (1) Pres. Selection of a Nominee: Senate Advice; Advice from Other Sources; Criteria for Selecting a Nominee; Background Invest.; Recess Appoint. to the Court; (2) Consid. by the Senate Judiciary Comm.: Background: Senators Nominated to the Court; Open Hear.; Nominee Appear. at Confirm. Hear.; Comm. Involvement in Appoint. Process; Pre-Hearing Stage; Hearings; Reporting the Nomin.; (3) Senate Debate and Confirm. Vote; Bringing Nomin. to the Floor; Evaluate Nominees; Filibusters and Motions to End Debate; Voice Votes, Roll Calls, and Vote Margins; Reconsid. of the Confirm. Vote; Nomin. That Failed to be Confirmed; Judiciary Comm. to Further Examine the Nomin.; After Senate Confirm.

Supreme Court Nominations

Author: Denis Steven Rutkus
Publisher: TheCapitol.Net Inc
ISBN: 9781587332241
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

This volume explores the Supreme Court Justice appointment process--from Presidential announcement, Judiciary Committee investigation, confirmation hearings, vote, and report to the Senate, through Senate debate and vote on the nomination.

The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 9781578592647
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Genre: Law

From the origins of the court to modern practical matters—including the federal judiciary system, the Supreme Court’s session schedule, and the argument, decision, and appeal process—this resource provides detailed answers on all aspects of the Supreme Court. Exploring the social, cultural, and political atmosphere in which judges are nominated and serve, this guide book answers questions such as When did the tradition of nine justices on the bench begin? When did the practice of hiring law clerks to assist with legal research and writing begin? and How do cases reach the Supreme Court? Details on historic decisions—including Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, Miranda v. Arizona, and Bush v. Gore—accompany a thorough history of all 17 Supreme Court Chief Justices.

The Vinson Court

Author: Michal R. Belknap
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576072011
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

Spanning the years from 1946 until 1953, the Vinson Court made the legal transition from World War II to the Korean War, and the outspoken justices Felix Frankfurter and Hugo Black helped shape its legacy. * Four narrative chapters on the justices, decisions, and legacy of the Vinson Court * 12 photographs and biographies of the justices who served on the Vinson Court

The Fuller Court

Author: James W. Ely
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576077146
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Law

Explores the era, justices, key events, and decisions in landmark Supreme Court cases under Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller, including the creation of the Sherman Act, and the Pure Food and Drug Act.

The White Court

Author: Rebecca S. Shoemaker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576079737
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Law

An in-depth examination of the U.S. Supreme Court under the 11-year reign of Chief Justice Edward Douglass White. * A–Z entries on key people, laws, cases, events, and concepts such as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Hipolite Egg Co. v. United States, and Standard Oil of New Jersey v. United States * Appendix with excerpts from primary documents of key cases decided during the White Court tenure

The Taft Court

Author: Peter G. Renstrom
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576072806
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: History

Provides a review of the major decisions of the Taft Court along with discussions of each justice and an analysis of the historical impact of the Court.

Speed of Presidential and Senate Actions on Supreme Court Nominations 1900 2010

Author: R. Sam Garrett
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781437934274
Release Date: 2010-10
Genre:

Contents: (1) Recent Activity: Activity During 2010, 2009, and 2005-2006: Recent Nominations: Roberts, Miers, Alito; (2) Measuring the Pace of Supreme Court (SC) Appoint.; (3) How SC Vacancies Occur: Death of a Sitting Justice (SJ): Retirement or Resignation of a SJ; Nomination of a SJ to Another Position; Controversial, Withdrawn, and Rejected Nominations; (4) Date of Actual or Prospective Vacancy; Announcement-of-Nominee Date: Use of Medians to Summarize Intervals; The Duration of the Nomination-and-Confirmation Process: Changes Since 1981; Factors Influencing the Speed of the Process: How the Vacancy Occurs; The Senate¿s Schedule; Committee Involvement and Institutional Customs; Controversial Nominations.

Landmark debates in Congress

Author: Stephen W. Stathis
Publisher: Cq Pr
ISBN: 0872899764
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

Examines more than fifty significant congressional debates, arranged in chronological order and accompanied by introductory essays that outline the opposing forces and historical context of each debate.

Government by the People

Author: David O'Brien
Publisher:
ISBN: 0130315664
Release Date: 2001-06
Genre: Political Science

KEY BENFIT: This comprehensive, classic book takes readers from on-lookers to participants. Government by the People lets them see democracy as the participatory government that it is. Covers 2000 Presidential Election, constitutional democracy, political culture and ideology, campaigns and elections, the Presidency, the judiciary, and much more. Explains how Congress and the President work together. For anyone interested in American Government.

Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration

Author: Michael J. Pomante , II
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442232174
Release Date: 2014-04-18
Genre: Political Science

This dictionary has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, including the president, his advisors, his family, his opponents, and his critics, as well as members of Congress, military leaders, and international leaders.