Judicial Process: Law, Courts, and Politics in the United States / Edition 5

Judicial Process: Law, Courts, and Politics in the United States / Edition 5

by David W. Neubauer, Stephen S. Meinhold
     
 

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ISBN-10: 049556933X

ISBN-13: 9780495569336

Pub. Date: 01/14/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning


We live in a country that is undeniably influenced by courtroom decisions. Get a behind-the-scenes look at legal power with JUDICIAL PROCESS: LAW, COURTS, AND POLITICS IN THE UNITED STATES. Inside, you'll see how the law works, how judges interpret it, and how it's applied. Plus, you'll read the controversial cases that have shocked the nation. And you'll get

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We live in a country that is undeniably influenced by courtroom decisions. Get a behind-the-scenes look at legal power with JUDICIAL PROCESS: LAW, COURTS, AND POLITICS IN THE UNITED STATES. Inside, you'll see how the law works, how judges interpret it, and how it's applied. Plus, you'll read the controversial cases that have shocked the nation. And you'll get to decide for yourself when you read how other nations' court systems rule on similar issues. Read over the shoulders of today's top judges with JUDICIAL PROCESS: LAW, COURTS, AND POLITICS IN THE UNITED STATES.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495569336
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/14/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


1. Law, Courts, and Politics. Part I: INSTITUTIONS OF LAW. 2. Law and Legal Systems. 3. Federal Courts. 4. State Courts. Part II: INTERPRETERS OF LAW. 5. Lawyers and Legal Representation. 6. Judges. Part III: CONSUMERS OF LAW. 7. Mobilizing the Law: Litigants, Interest Groups, Court Cases, and the Media. Part IV: TRIAL COURTS. 8. Trial Courts: The Preliminary Stages of Criminal Cases. 9. Trial Courts: Bargaining and Sentencing in Criminal Courts. 10. Trial Courts: The Preliminary Stages of Civil Cases. 11. Trial Courts: Dispositions of Civil Cases. 12. Trial. Part V: APPELLATE REVIEW. 13. The Appellate Process. 14. The Supreme Court: Deciding What to Decide. 15. The Supreme Court: The Justices and Their Decisions.

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