The Supreme Court in the American Legal System

The Supreme Court in the American Legal System

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The Supreme Court in the American Legal System

Given the recent spotlight on filling Supreme Court vacancies, Segal (State U. of New York at Stony Brook) and colleagues offer a timely analysis of the relationship between the Supreme Court and the lower courts. With chapters on the state courts, U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeal, they focus on their jurisdiction, civil and criminal procedures, and research on the extent to which ideology and other factors influence decision- making. This volume is intended as a complement to the authors' The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited (2002), which focuses exclusively on the highest court. Includes a case index. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780521780384
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/31/2005
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(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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