Judicial Process: Law, Courts, and Politics in the United States
Cengage Learning, Jan 14, 2009 - Political Science - 576 pages
Working within the framework of law and politics, JUDICIAL PROCESS combines detailed information about the major structures and processes of the American judiciary with an insider’s understanding of the importance of courthouse dynamics. From the organization and procedures of the various courts to the current applications of specific laws, this text explores the roles and impact of the judicial system. Throughout the text, the authors not only explain what the legal rules are but also explore each rule’s underlying assumptions, history, and goals--for a complete and balanced look at the role of the judicial system today.
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