Introduction to the American Legal System

ISBN-10: 1454851201

ISBN-13: 9781454851202

Edition: 4th 2015

Authors: John M. Scheb, Hemant Sharma

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The Fourth Edition of An Introduction to the American Legal System provides both historical context and thoroughly up-to-date coverage of all aspects of American law and the legal system. Vivid examples, on-point case summaries, and hot-button issues make this text an obvious choice for paralegal, criminal justice, political science, or legal studies courses.Key New FeaturesCases in Point that concisely illustrate how the law applies in the real worldQuestions for discussion in every chapter that point to high-interest issues for debateDiscussions of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions such as the Obamacare decisions, the Defense of Marriage Act decision, and key rulings on recess appointments and First Amendment RightsContemporary topical coverage, such as the national security legislation and whistleblowersUpdated discussions of justifiable use of force, intellectual property, abortion rights, capital punishment, and affirmative actionA well-crafted design that includes learning objectives and chapter outlinesA convenient Glossary of Legal Terms and The Constitution of the United States of America in the Appendices
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List price: $183.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 1/20/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 500
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

John M. Scheb, II attended the University of Florida, where he received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in political science. He is now Professor and Head of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he specializes in public law, courts, and the judicial process. Professor Scheb has authored numerous articles in professional journals and is coauthor of several other textbooks, including: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM, 3rd Edition (Wolters Kluwer, 2013), LAW AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS (Thomson/Wadsworth, 2005), and AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, 6th Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2014).

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