Courts, Judges, and Politics / Edition 5

Courts, Judges, and Politics / Edition 5

by Walter F. Murphy, Lee Epstein, C. Herman Pritchett, Lee Epstein
     
 

This classic reader has been a best selling component of the Judicial Process/Judicial Politics/American Legal System course for years. The sixth edition has been thoroughly updated while retaining the features that made it attractive for so long: its effective structure, thorough coverage, narrative voice, choice of excerpts, and teaching flexibility.See more details below

Overview

This classic reader has been a best selling component of the Judicial Process/Judicial Politics/American Legal System course for years. The sixth edition has been thoroughly updated while retaining the features that made it attractive for so long: its effective structure, thorough coverage, narrative voice, choice of excerpts, and teaching flexibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070441675
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
06/04/2001
Edition description:
5TH
Pages:
792
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1The nature of judging
Ch. 1Political jurisprudence3
Ch. 2Courts in constitutional democracies38
Pt. 2The American legal system
Ch. 3Judicial organization77
Ch. 4Judicial selection and retention141
Ch. 5The bar212
Pt. 3Judicial power
Ch. 6Access to judicial power253
Ch. 7Instruments of judicial power299
Ch. 8Limitations on judicial power329
Pt. 4Judicial decision making
Ch. 9Fact finding in the courts381
Ch. 10Precedents and legal reasoning438
Ch. 11Statutory interpretation491
Ch. 12Constitutional interpretation539
Ch. 13The processes of judicial decision making617
Ch. 14The impact of judicial decisions691

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