Judicial Process in America, 8th Edition

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CQ Press, 2011 - Law - 478 pages
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The eighth edition of Judicial Process in America gives a thorough overview of the American judiciary at every level, paying particular attention to the link between the courts, public policy, and the political environment. In addition to comprehensive updates on such topics as the role of the courts in the war on terror, affirmative action, and business regulation, notable additions to this eighth edition include discussion of:

* the probable impact that President Obama will have on the composition of the federal judiciary and on subsequent judicial "output"

* the highly conservative impact that former President Bush had on the federal judiciary;

* Justice Sonia Sotomayor's appointment, as well as Chief Justice John Roberts's leadership on the Supreme Court;

* the role the courts are playing in the policy realm of same-gender marriages and discrimination based on sexual orientation;

* more comparative references and examples throughout the book.

Adopters and students alike will also appreciate the new websites that the authors added to the end-of-chapter suggested resources, as well as the unique annotated U.S. Constitution found in the appendix. This extensive revision of a classic text brings new life to a standard-bearer for judicial process classes.

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Foundations of Law in the United States
The Federal Judicial System
State Judicial Systems

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About the author (2011)

Robert A. Carp is professor of political science at the University of Houston. He is coauthor of Policymaking and Politics in the Federal Courts; Politics and Judgment in Federal District Courts; and The Federal Courts, Fourth Edition, with Ronald Stidham, as well as the author of forty-five peer-reviewed articles. Ronald Stidham is professor emeritus of government and justice studies, at Appalachian State University. He is coauthor with Robert A. Carp of The Federal Courts, Fourth Edition, and has written numerous articles on the federal courts. Kenneth L. Manning is associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is coeditor of Political Perspectives: Essays on Government and Politics, and his works on the politics of judicial decision-making and federal judicial selection have been published in a variety of journals.

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