Judicial Process in America, 8th Edition

ISBN-10: 1604266082
ISBN-13: 9781604266085
Edition: 8th 2010 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $77.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Tables and Figures
Preface
Foundations of Law in the United States
Definition of Law
Sources of Law in the United States
Types of Law
Functions of Law
The United States and the Rule of Law
A Litigious Society
Summary
Further Thought and Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Resources
The Federal Judicial System
The Historical Context
The U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Courts of Appeals
U.S. District Courts
Constitutional Courts, Legislative Courts, and Courts of Specialized Jurisdiction
Administrative and Staff Support in the Federal Judiciary
Federal Court Workload
Summary
Further Thought and Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Resources
State Judicial Systems
Historical Development of State Courts
State Court Organization
Norm Enforcement in the State Courts
The Courtroom Work Group
Administrative Hearings in the States
Policymaking in the State Courts
Innovation in State Courts
Administrative and Staff Support in the State Judiciary
State Court Workload
Summary
Further Thought and Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Resources
Jurisdiction and Policymaking Bondaries
Federal Courts
Jurisdiction of State Courts
Jurisdiction and Legislative Politics
Judicial Self-Restraint
Summary
Further Thought and Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Resources
State Judges
Qualifications and Backgrounds of State Judges
The Selection Process for State Judges
The Retirement and Removal of State Judges
Summary
Further Thought and Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Resources
Federal Judges
Background Characteristics of Federal Judges
Formal and Informal Qualifications of Federal Judges
The Federal Selection Process and Its Participants
The Judicial Socialization Process
The Retirement and Removal of Judges
Summary
Further Thought and Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Resources
Policy Links between the Citizenry, the President, and the Federal Judiciary
The President and the Composition of the Judiciary
Presidents' Values and Their Appointees' Decisions
President George W. Bush and the Federal Judiciary
President Barack Obama and the Federal Judiciary
Summary
Further Thought and Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Resources
Lawyers, Litigants, and Interest Groups in the Judicial Process
Lawyers and the Legal Profession
Litigants
Interest Groups in the Judicial Process
Summary
Further Thought and Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Resources
Crime and Procedures prior to a Criminal Trial
The Nature and Substance of Crime
Categories of Crime
Elements of a Crime
Procedures prior to a Criminal Trial
Summary
Further Thought and Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Resources
The Criminal Trial and Its Aftermath
Procedures during a Criminal Trial
Procedures after a Criminal Trial
Summary
Further Thought and Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Resources
The Civil Court Process
The Nature and Substance of Civil Law
The Main Categories of Civil Law
The Courts and Other Institutions Concerned with Civil Law
The Civil Trial Process
Summary
Further Thought and Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Resources
Decision Making by Trial Court Judges
The Legal Subculture
The Democratic Subculture
The Subcultures as Predictors
Summary
Further Thought and Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Resources
Decision Making in Collegial Courts
Cue Theory
Small-Group Analysis
Attitude Theory
Rational Choice Theory
Practical Applications of These Four Approaches
Summary
Further Thought and Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Resources
Implementation and Impact of Judicial Policies
The Impact of Higher Court Decisions on Lower Courts
Congressional Influences on the Implementation Process
Executive Branch Influences on the Implementation Process
Other Implementers
The Impact of Judicial Policies
Summary
Further Thought and Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Resources
Policymaking by American Judges: A Synthesis
The Nature of the Case or Issue
The Values and Orientations of the Judges
The Nature of the Judicial Decision-Making Process
The Impact of Extraneous Influences
Note
Glossary
Annotated Constitution
Subject Index
Case Index

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