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.

Decision Making and Controversies in State Supreme Courts

Author: Salmon A. Shomade

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498543006

Category: Law

Page: 172

View: 3046

This book examines state Supreme Court decision making during controversies involving religion, race, and gender skirmishes. It analyzes predominant factors influencing state Supreme Court decision making during controversies involving justices serving in these courts and confronting these crises.

Meine geliebte Welt

Author: Sonia Sotomayor

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406659489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 349

View: 807

Aufgewachsen in der Bronx, Puertoricanerin, die Kindheit prekär, der Vater Alkoholiker, die Mutter überfordert – Sonia Sotomayor war es nicht gerade in die Wiege gelegt, eines Tages Richterin am höchsten Gericht der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika zu werden. Mit einem großen Herzen und viel Humor erzählt diese Ausnahmefrau von ihrem Weg, aber nicht um sich dabei auf die Schulter zu klopfen, sondern um anderen Menschen mit ihrer eigenen Geschichte Mut zu machen. Ein hinreißendes, ansteckendes Buch über das Trotzdem und über die – wirklich wichtigen – Dinge des Lebens. „’Nach der Lektüre werden mich die Leser nach menschlichen Kriterien beurteilen’, schreibt Sonia Sotomayor. Wir, die wir in diesem Fall die Jury sind, finden sie einfach unwiderstehlich.“ Washingtonian „Überwältigende und stark geschriebene Memoiren zum Thema Identität und Persönlichkeitsfindung ... Offenherzig, scharf beobachtet und vor allem tief empfunden.“ The New York Times „Eine Frau, die weiß, wo sie herkommt und die die Kraft hat, uns dorthin mitzunehmen.“ The New York Times Book Review

Murphy on Evidence

Author: Richard Glover,Peter Murphy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199669872

Category: Law

Page: 738

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Murphy on Evidence is a leading text for undergraduates and those studying for professional law exams. It bridges the gap between academic and practical treatments of the law of evidence, combining detailed analysis with a wealth of practical information about how the law is applied in the courtroom, illustrated through two realistic case studies.

The Constitution in the Supreme Court

The First Hundred Years, 1789-1888

Author: David P. Currie

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226131092

Category: Law

Page: 504

View: 8419

Currie's masterful synthesis of legal analysis and narrative history, gives us a sophisticated and much-needed evaluation of the Supreme Court's first hundred years. "A thorough, systematic, and careful assessment. . . . As a reference work for constitutional teachers, it is a gold mine."—Charles A. Lofgren, Constitutional Commentary

The Supreme Court Compendium

Data, Decisions, and Developments

Author: Lee Epstein,Jeffrey A. Segal,Harold J. Spaeth,Thomas G. Walker

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 148337663X

Category: Law

Page: 872

View: 9751

The Supreme Court Compendium provides historical and statistical information on the Supreme Court: its institutional development; caseload; decision trends; the background, nomination, and voting behavior of its justices; its relationship with public, governmental, and other judicial bodies; and its impact. With over 180 tables and figures, this new edition is intended to capture the full retrospective picture through the 2013-2014 term of the Roberts Court and the momentous decisions handed down within the last four years, including United States v. Windsor, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, and Shelby County v. Holder.

Criminal Law

Author: Thomas J. Gardner,Terry M. Anderson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285965779

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 9597

Equipping you with a practical understanding of legal topics, Gardner and Anderson's CRIMINAL LAW, 12th Edition, delivers comprehensive coverage of the major components of substantive criminal law in a remarkably reader-friendly presentation. Its narrative, descriptive approach exposes readers to the language of the law without overwhelming them. A longtime market leader, the book offers complete coverage of the issues and principles that drive American criminal justice today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Transformation of the Supreme Court

Author: Stephen K. Shaw,William D. Pederson,Frank J. Williams

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765610331

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 3553

Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed ten justices to the U.S. Supreme Court - more than any president except Washington - and during his presidency from 1933 to 1945, the Court gained more visibility, underwent greater change, and made more landmark decisions than it had in its previous 150 years of existence. FDR challenged, confronted, and ultimately transformed the Supreme Court from a conservative, anti-interventionist institution opposed to government involvement in the economy to a liberal, activist Court that expanded government powers, protected civil liberties, and promoted civil rights. This collection of ten essays examines FDR's influence on the Supreme Court and the Court's growing influence on American life during his presidency. Subjects include the court-packing fight of 1937, the impact of the New Deal on the Court, key FDR appointments (Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter, and William O. Douglas), and the Roosevelt Court's enduring legacy.

“Race,” Rights and the Law in the Supreme Court of Canada

Historical Case Studies

Author: James W. St.G. Walker

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889205663

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 2241

Four cases in which the legal issue was “race” — that of a Chinese restaurant owner who was fined for employing a white woman; a black man who was refused service in a bar; a Jew who wanted to buy a cottage but was prevented by the property owners’ association; and a Trinidadian of East Indian descent who was acceptable to the Canadian army but was rejected for immigration on grounds of “race” — drawn from the period between 1914 and 1955, are intimately examined to explore the role of the Supreme Court of Canada and the law in the racialization of Canadian society. With painstaking research into contemporary attitudes and practices, Walker demonstrates that Supreme Court Justices were expressing the prevailing “common sense” about “race” in their legal decisions. He shows that injustice on the grounds of “race” has been chronic in Canadian history, and that the law itself was once instrumental in creating these circumstances. The book concludes with a controversial discussion of current directions in Canadian law and their potential impact on Canada’s future as a multicultural society.

The Supreme Court and the Presidency

Struggles for Supremacy

Author: Julie Novkov

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1452234175

Category: Law

Page: 472

View: 9419

The Supreme Court and the Presidency: Struggles for Supremacy This newest edition to The Supreme Court’s Power in American Politics series explores and analyzes the dynamic alliances and tensions between the nation’s chief executive and the Court over time. Through primary source and other documents and insightful narratives, this work discusses appointments, prerogative governance, and the role of time and regimes in the complex scheme of checks and balances. Featured topics include: Major theories of constitutional interpretation and their application to the exercise of executive power The political dynamics in the relationship between the three branches of federal government The evolution of executive authority and the struggle over the legislative veto Precedents for treaty-making and executive agreements with foreign governments Executive and legislative relations and powers in times of war and national emergency, particularly after 9/11 The president’s authority as commander-in-chief Historical controversies of executive privilege and censure and impeachment Executive authority to issue pardons Appendix with comparative data about conventional and Court periodization