Legislative Process

ISBN-10: 0735576629

ISBN-13: 9780735576629

Edition: 3rd 2009 (Revised)

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Description: In Legislative Process, Third Edition, two outstanding authors explore American legislative institutions And The processes by which they consider and enact legislation. Using a rich variety of primary source materials, and placing consistent emphasis on the processes and practice of law, Mikva and Lane consider contemporary legislative topics in the context of historical events. extraordinary authorship by Abner J. Mikva, Former Chief Judge to the United States Court of Appeals, Congressman for five terms, and Counsel to the President during the Clinton Administration; Eric Lane has extensive legislative experience at the state level extensive use of primary materials, such as bills and statutes committee reports and debates legislative rules constitutional provisions and other legislative authorities case decisions a practical and process-oriented approach a historical focus that gives context to topics and sheds light on current legislative enactments detailed Teacher's Manual Updated throughout, The Third Edition includes: additional focus on legislative oversight and executive privilege recent developments on census, sampling, and statistical tools for redistricting through addition of Wisconsin v. City of New York a fresh look at campaign finance reform through the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 and McConnell v. F.E.C . new materials on legislative ethics in the post-Abramoff world, The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 Davis v. Bandemer is replaced with Vieth v. Jubelirer as the Court continues to evince uncertainty about the justiciability of gerrymandering updated Teacher's Manual with Transition Guide and sample syllabi Balancing theory and practice, authors Mikva and Lane offer current coverage of the great American legislative institutions, The process of lawmaking, and the historical context in which these institutions and processes have evolved. New professors can have confidence in teaching this course For The first time with the new updated Teacher's Manual that includes sample syllabi And The authors' significant insights and guidance.

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List price: $223.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 4/17/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.960
Language: English

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction: Legislatures and Statutes
The Age of Statutes
The Anatomy and Publication of Statutes
The Interpretation of Statutes
The Exercise of the Lawmaking Power
The Structures and Processes of American Legislatures
The Functions and Procedures of Legislative Committees
The Enactment of Legislation
The Legitimizing Characteristics of American Legislatures
Representativeness - The Electorate
Representativeness - Elections, Qualifications, Representative Duties
Accessibility
Deliberativeness
Establishing the Meaning of a Statute
The Applicability of Plain Meaning
Resolving Ambiguities
Table of Cases
Bibliography
Index
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