The Judiciary: Tenth Edition / Edition 10

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Overview

Revised and updated to include the latest Supreme Court decisions, this classic text, now in its tenth edition, provides a concise overview of the judiciary in general and the Supreme Court in particular. The only book available that combines theory and practice of the judicial process with civil rights and liberties, The Judiciary acquaints students with the intricacies of our courts, the people who compose them, and their relationship to other branches of government, as well as to individuals and groups.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A splendid book, unusually rich in data and insight."

-William M. Beaney,University of Denver

"A quality book. I have been using it in my course for a number of years and will continue to do so."

-Susan Lawrence,Rutgers University

"Well written. The book gets quickly to basic material the student must digest to talk about judicial politics."

-Donald M. Freeman,University of West Florida

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814706534
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

The author of numerous books, Henry J. Abraham is James Hart Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. In 1993, he was the first member of the profession to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 American Courts in Practice 1
2 Courts and Public Policy: Personnel, Judicial Review, and Activism vs. Restraint 56
3 Fundamental Freedoms: I. Basic Considerations 108
4 Fundamental Freedoms: II. Religion and Expression 163
5 Fundamental Freedoms: III. Political, Racial, and Sexual Equality 204
Epilogue 275
Notes 277
For Further Reading 279
App. A Statistical Data on Supreme Court Justices 285
App. B The Constitution of the United States of America 291
Case Index 311
Subject Index 323
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