The Supreme Court

Author: Lawrence Baum

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483376133

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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The Supreme Court, Twelfth Edition, examines all major aspects of the highest court in the nation, from the selection of justices and agenda creation to the decision-making process and the Court’s impact on government and U.S. society. Delving deeply into personalities and procedures, author Lawrence Baum provides a balanced explanation of the Court’s actions and the behavior of its justices as he reveals its complexity, reach, and influence. This new edition gives particular attention to current developments such as the impact of political polarization on the Court, the justices’ increasingly public roles, and recent rulings on same-sex marriage and health care.

The Rhetoric of Supreme Court Women

From Obstacles to Options

Author: Nichola D. Gutgold

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739172506

Category: Law

Page: 143

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From 1981 to 2010, the advancements of women in the United States can be seen in the words of the four pioneering women on the Supreme Court. The Rhetoric of Supreme Court Women: From Obstacles to Options, by Nichola D. Gutgold, explores how Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg used effective rhetoric and worked to overcome gender obstacles, while cultural changes in America provided Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan with a wider range of rhetorical options.Gutgold's exploration of these four Supreme Court women provides valuable insight into the use of political communication and the changing gender zeitgeist in American politics.

Black Mondays

Worst Decisions of the Supreme Court

Author: Joel D. Joseph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981451084

Category: Law

Page: 372

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When the first edition of Black Mondays was published in 1987, bad Supreme Court decisions were an anomaly. Now, unfortunately, the nation's highest court has taken advantage of a power vacuum in Washington to become the most powerful branch of government. And the High Court is legislating, despite the apparent "conservative" nature of the court. The worst decision in recent history was Bush v. Gore in which the Supreme Court enacted a judicial coup d'etat, installing George W. Bush as President of the United States, overruling Florida and Congress. Florida was not allowed to finish counting ballots even though the Supreme Court ruled that prior counting violated the Constitution of the United States. And the Twelfth Amendment to the Constitution specifically provides that Congress shall count the votes of the presidential electors. If two competing slates of presidential electors from one state are presented to Congress, Congress, not the United States Supreme Court must decide which slate of electors are to be counted. In 2008, President George W. Bush signed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments into law that gave Chief Justice Roberts the power to appoint all members of the FISA Court without Senate confirmation. Concerning government spying, the Supreme Court has ruled that the ACLU does not have standing to challenging the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, thus allowing virtually unlimited surveillance by the government. In recent years, the Supreme Court has taken charge of gun control, video-game violence, campaign finance and class actions. It has taken power from States and cities and given them to corporations. "Corporations are people," the Court has announced, allowing unlimited corporate involvement in political campaigns. Corporations can now dictate that disputes with customers are settled by arbitration, not in court. The Supreme Court has ruled that these arbitrations cannot be class arbitrations overriding State law and individual rights.

Understanding Supreme Court Opinions, CourseSmart eTextbook

Author: T.R. van Geel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317342763

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 7449

Going beyond the standard interpretation of Supreme Court opinions, this practical text delves into the legal reasoning behind the written opinions - the modes of persuasion and justification used by Supreme Court justices - to give readers a deeper understanding of how to read and interpret the decisions of our highest court. An indispensable supplement to any constitutional law casebook, the sixth edition has been thoroughly updated, incorporating new material throughout the book on recent opinions issued by the Supreme Court. It also includes a new Chapter 9, which discusses in greater depth the briefing of a case - Seattle School District No. 1;- and its analysis.

America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System

Author: David W. Neubauer,Henry F. Fradella

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337670146

Category: Education

Page: 648

View: 1350

The premier choice for Courts courses for decades, this popular text offers a comprehensive explanation of the courts and the criminal justice system, presented in a streamlined, straightforward manner that appeals to instructors and students alike. Neubauer and Fradella's crisp and clear writing, characterized by the organization of material into brief sections within chapters, ensures that readers gain a firm handle on the material. At the same time, the text's innovative courtroom workhouse model -- which focuses on the interrelationships among the judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney -- brings the courtroom to life. AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM has long been known for the way it gives students an accurate glimpse of what it is like to work within the American criminal justice system, and the thirteenth edition is no exception. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Uncertain Justice

The Roberts Court and the Constitution

Author: Laurence Tribe,Joshua Matz

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805099131

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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With the Supreme Court more influential than ever, this eye-opening book tells the story of how the Roberts Court is shaking the foundation of our nation's laws From Citizens United to its momentous rulings regarding Obamacare and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has profoundly affected American life. Yet the court remains a mysterious institution, and the motivations of the nine men and women who serve for life are often obscure. Now, in Uncertain Justice, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz show the surprising extent to which the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution. This essential book arrives at a make-or-break moment for the nation and the court. Political gridlock, cultural change, and technological progress mean that the court's decisions on key topics—including free speech, privacy, voting rights, and presidential power—could be uniquely durable. Acutely aware of their opportunity, the justices are rewriting critical aspects of constitutional law and redrawing the ground rules of American government. Tribe—one of the country's leading constitutional lawyers—and Matz dig deeply into the court's recent rulings, stepping beyond tired debates over judicial "activism" to draw out hidden meanings and silent battles. The undercurrents they reveal suggest a strikingly different vision for the future of our country, one that is sure to be hotly debated. Filled with original insights and compelling human stories, Uncertain Justice illuminates the most colorful story of all—how the Supreme Court and the Constitution frame the way we live.

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court

From Brandeis to Kagan

Author: David G. Dalin

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

ISBN: 1512600148

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, and Elena Kagan. David Dalin discusses the relationship that these Jewish justices have had with the presidents who appointed them, and given the judges' Jewish background, investigates the antisemitism some of the justices encountered in their ascent within the legal profession before their appointment, as well as the role that antisemitism played in the attendant political debates and Senate confirmation battles. Other topics and themes include the changing role of Jews within the American legal profession and the views and judicial opinions of each of the justices on freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the death penalty, the right to privacy, gender equality, and the rights of criminal defendants, among other issues.

Freedom of Expression in the Supreme Court

The Defining Cases

Author: Terry Eastland

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847697106

Category: Law

Page: 397

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In Freedom of Expression in the Supreme Court, Terry Eastland brings together the Court's leading First Amendment cases, some 60 in all, starting with Schenck v. United States (1919) and ending with Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union (1998). Complete with a comprehensive introduction, pertinent indices and a useful bibliography, Freedom of Expression in the Supreme Court offers the general and specialized reader alike a thorough treatment of the Court's understanding on the First Amendment's speech, press, assembly, and petition clauses.

The Choices Justices Make

Author: Lee Epstein,Jack Knight

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 148330485X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 9018

The Choices Justices Make is a groundbreaking work that offers a strategic account of Supreme Court decision making. Justices realize that their ability to achieve their policy and other goals depends on the preferences of other actors, the choices they expect others to make, and the institutional context in which they act. All these factors hold sway over justices as they make their decisions, from which cases to accept, to how to interact with their colleagues, and what policies to adopt in their opinions. Choices is a thought-provoking, yet nontechnical work that is an ideal supplement for judicial process and public law courses. In addition to offering a unique and sustained theoretical account, the authors tell a fascinating story of how the Court works. Data culled from the Court's public records and from the private papers of Justices Brennan, Douglas, Marshall, and Powell provide empirical evidence to support the central argument, while numerous examples from the justices' papers animate the work.

Constitutional Law

Author: Jacqueline Kanovitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317523903

Category: Law

Page: 832

View: 2366

Presents an up-to-date analysis of critical constitutional issues. Special attention is given to issues of greatest concern to criminal justice personnel — detention, arrest, search and seizure, interrogations and confessions, self-incrimination, due process, and right to counsel. Also includes constitutional aspects of criminal and civil liabilities of justice personnel, and constitutional and civil rights in the workplace. Part II presents key cases to assist in interpreting the constitutional provisions.

Essentials of Business Law and the Legal Environment

Author: Richard A. Mann,Barry S. Roberts

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337555185

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1200

View: 7139

Praised for its relevant, straightforward coverage, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, 13E illustrates how to apply legal concepts to business situations. This comprehensive, yet succinct, reader-friendly approach provides a depth of coverage ideal for business success and CPA exam preparation without technical jargon. Integrated and summarized landmark and recent cases work with more than 220 figures, tables, diagrams, and summaries to ensure understanding. Key legal terms are clearly defined and illustrated, while numerous examples relate material to real life. Critical-thinking features strengthen analytical skills as readers acquire a fundamental knowledge of the principles of law that apply to business transactions. Gain insight into the function and operation of courts and administrative agencies and learn to recognize potential legal problems in business. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminal Law

Author: Joel Samaha

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856600

Category: Education

Page: 576

View: 6756

Providing the undergraduate criminal law course with a nationally acclaimed blend of analysis and illustrative cases, Joel Samaha's CRIMINAL LAW has been the textbook of choice among instructors for more than 30 years. Praised for his clear, concise, and engaging writing style, Samaha presents criminal law using a combined text/casebook approach. The text is known for its methodical, careful explanations of traditional law categories as well as its inclusion of both classic and contemporary cases. Packed with the latest topics and cases, new You Decide critical thinking features, and new Criminal Law in Focus discussions, the Twelfth Edition is even more effective in helping students understand and think analytically about the underlying principles and policies that specific cases illustrate. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Supreme Court and the Idea of Progress

Author: Alexander M. Bickel

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300022391

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 9929

A history of the Warren Court and its impact on the political and legal system. Best known for its treatment of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, which Bickel believed was headed for obsolescence and abandonment. Based on the Oliver Wendell Holmes Lectures at Harvard Law School in 1969.

Supreme Power

7 Pivotal Supreme Court Decisions That Had a Major Impact on America

Author: Ted Stewart

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

ISBN: 9781629723402

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1504

What do bakers' working hours have to do with abortion rights? What role did the Supreme Court play in sanctioning racism, in moving power away from the states toward the federal government, in banning religion from the public arena? How did the Supreme Court become supreme? These questions, and others like them, are answered in this engaging exploration of seven Supreme Court decisions that had a major impact on the shaping of the United States of America. Federal district court judge Ted Stewart brings expert analysis to his discussion of these court cases, raising the important question of whether the Founders of this country intended for a handful of unelected officials to have the kind of power wielded by the Supreme Court today. Regardless of where they find themselves on the political spectrum, readers will be fascinated by these glimpses into the inner workings of the judicial system. The author leaves the reader to draw his or her own conclusions as to whether the Supreme Court should possess the power it does, but his perspective helps us recognize that the far-reaching potential consequences of individual court decisions is a vital step in understanding how our country works.

The Dynamic Constitution

An Introduction to American Constitutional Law and Practice

Author: Richard H. Fallon, Jr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113961987X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 4170

In this revised and updated second edition of The Dynamic Constitution, Richard H. Fallon, Jr provides an engaging, sophisticated introduction to American constitutional law. Suitable for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, this book discusses contemporary constitutional doctrine involving such issues as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, rights to privacy and sexual autonomy, the death penalty, and the powers of Congress. Through examples of Supreme Court cases and portraits of past and present Justices, this book dramatizes the historical and cultural factors that have shaped constitutional law. The Dynamic Constitution, 2nd edition, combines detailed explication of current doctrine with insightful analysis of the political culture and theoretical debates in which constitutional practice is situated. Professor Fallon uses insights from political science to explain some aspects of constitutional evolution and emphasizes features of the judicial process that distinguish constitutional law from ordinary politics.