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The Supreme Court in the American Legal System / Edition 1
     

The Supreme Court in the American Legal System / Edition 1

by Jeffrey A. Segal, Harold J. Spaeth, Sara C. Benesh
 

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ISBN-10: 0521785081

ISBN-13: 9780521785082

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Including a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court, this study examines the American legal system. It extensively examines lower courts as well, providing separate chapters on state courts, the U.S. District Courts, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Analyzing these courts from a legal/extralegal framework, the book draws different conclusions about the

Overview

Including a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court, this study examines the American legal system. It extensively examines lower courts as well, providing separate chapters on state courts, the U.S. District Courts, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Analyzing these courts from a legal/extralegal framework, the book draws different conclusions about the relative influence of each based on institutional structures and empirical evidence. Finally, separate chapters on civil procedure, evidence, and criminal procedure provide exended coverage of the legal process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521785082
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
1,025,901
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Judicial policy making; 2. Approaches to judicial decision making; 3. The Supreme Court in American legal history; Part II. Judicial Process: 4. Civil procedure; 5. Evidence; 6. Criminal procedure; Part III. Lower Courts in the American Legal System: 7. State courts; 8. The U.S. district courts; 9. The U.S. courts of appeals; Part IV. The Supreme Court: 10. Staffing the court; 11. Getting into court; 12. Supreme Court decision making; 13. Opinions and assignments; Part V. Impact: 14. The impact of judicial decisions; Case index.; General index.

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