Courts, Judges, and Politics: An Introduction to the Judicial Process / Edition 4

Courts, Judges, and Politics: An Introduction to the Judicial Process / Edition 4

by Walter F. Murphy, C. Herman Pritchett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0075548291

ISBN-13: 9780075548294

Pub. Date: 03/28/1986

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This classic reader has been a best selling component to the Judicial Process/Judicial Politics/American Legal System course for years. Now thoroughly updated while retaining the features that made it attractive for so long: organization,structure,coverage,narrative,choice of excerpts,and flexibility in use,Lee Epstein and Walter Murphy continue the tradition of…  See more details below

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This classic reader has been a best selling component to the Judicial Process/Judicial Politics/American Legal System course for years. Now thoroughly updated while retaining the features that made it attractive for so long: organization,structure,coverage,narrative,choice of excerpts,and flexibility in use,Lee Epstein and Walter Murphy continue the tradition of this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780075548294
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
03/28/1986
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560

Table of Contents

Part I The Nature of Judging
1 Political Jurisprudence
Civil and Common Law Systems
Conceptualizations of Law: Schools of Jurisprudence
The Expanding and Contracting Declaratory Theory
Sociological Jurisprudence and Legal Realism
Political Jurisprudence
What Is to Come
Selected References
Readings
2 Courts in Constitutional Democracies
The Origins of Courts
The Roles of Courts
The Expansion of Judicial Power?
Selected References
Readings
Part II The American Legal System
Chapter 3. Judicial Organization
Establishing the American Legal System
Today's System of Federal Courts
State Courts
A New Judicial Federalism
Selected References
Readings
4 Judicial Selection and Retention
Selection of Federal Judges
Presidential Considerations
Judicial Selection in the States
Disciplining Judges
Selected References
Readings
5 The Bar
Becoming an Attorney
The Lawyer's Work
Challenges Confronting the Legal Profession
Selected References
Readings
Part III Judicial Power
(and more...)

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