American Courts: Process and Policy

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Political Science - 368 pages
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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.
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Contents

An Overview of the Courts
1
Court Organization
19
Lawyers
52
The Selection of Judges
92
Judges
123
Trial Courts Criminal Cases
150
Trial Courts Civil Cases
201
Appellate Courts The Process
245
Appellate Courts Policy and Impact
288
Index of Cases
322
Index
326
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Lawrence Baum is Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University. Among his books are THE SUPREME COURT, 10th edition (CQ Press 2010), SPECIALIZING THE COURTS (University of Chicago Press 2011), and JUDGES AND THEIR AUDIENCES (Princeton University Press 2006). The subjects of his research include judicial decision making and the selection and careers of judges.

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