Judicial Process: Law, Courts, and Politics in the United States

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Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1997 - Courts - 544 pages
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For such courses as Judicial Process; Judicial Politics; The American Legal System; or Law, Courts, and Politics, typically found in departments of political science, criminal justice, or law. JUDICIAL PROCESS provides a comprehensive examination of the American legal system, including a balanced treatment of law and politics and explanations of the function of judicial process as the third branch of government. This textbook is designed for courses that deal with America's judicial system, emphasizing how the American legal system reflects the American political system.

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Contents

Law Courts and Politics
1
CHAPTER
3
CHAPTER ll
4
CHAPTER
9
CHAPTER
12
INSTITUTIONS or LAW
21
State Courts
87
Municipal Courts
100
The jury Decides
371
Conclusion
379
The Apellate Process
386
Deciding What to Decide
423
For Further Reading 383
451
The Justices and Their Decisions
454
The Divisive Confirmation of Clarence Thomas
460
The justices Policy Preferences
471

Drug Courts
113
INTERPRETERSOFLAW
121
Judges
156
Trial
357
jury consultant Dr joEllan Dimitrius
364
Courts Controversy and Change
495
GLOSSARY
509
CASE INDEX
531
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About the author (1997)

David William Neubauer has taught at the University of Florida, at Washington University in St. Louis, and most recently at the University of New Orleans. In addition to this best-selling text, he is the author of DEBATING CRIME: RHETORIC AND REALITY, and BATTLE SUPREME: THE CONFIRMATION OF CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS AND THE FUTURE OF THE SUPREME COURT, both from Wadsworth. His articles have appeared in a wide array of scholarly journals, including Law and Society Review, Judicature, Policy Studies Journal, and Law and Policy Quarterly. Dr. Neubauer's current research interests include nominations to the Supreme Court and religion in public life.

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