American Courts: Process and Policy / Edition 6

American Courts: Process and Policy / Edition 6

by Lawrence Baum
     
 

Scholar Lawrence Baum presents thorough descriptions of the courts and their activities with clear, engaging prose to foster student interest. Comprehensive and current, the text offers explanations of what the courts do, how officers of the court perform their duties, and how the judicial branch relates to the rest of the political system. Cases from most of the 50… See more details below

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Scholar Lawrence Baum presents thorough descriptions of the courts and their activities with clear, engaging prose to foster student interest. Comprehensive and current, the text offers explanations of what the courts do, how officers of the court perform their duties, and how the judicial branch relates to the rest of the political system. Cases from most of the 50 states help students better understand and evaluate the courts' role in the legal process.

  • Expanded and updated coverage of entering the law profession.
  • End-of-chapter Internet resources guide students to relevant web sites.
  • Text exhibits cover recent judicial events and issues such as the 2000 Presidential election, the prosecution of Linda Tripp, and the battle over tort reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618522842
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/06/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
838,078
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


1. An Overview of the Courts. 2. Court Organization. 3. Lawyers. 4. The Selection of Judges. 5. Judges. 6. Trial Courts: Criminal Cases. 7. Trial Courts: Civil Cases. 8. Appellate Courts: The Process. 9. Appellate Courts: Policy and Impact.

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