Specializing The Courts

Author: Lawrence Baum
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226039552
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Most Americans think that judges should be, and are, generalists who decide a wide array of cases. Nonetheless, we now have specialized courts in many key policy areas, and the degree of specialization has grown over time. Specializing the Courts provides the first comprehensive analysis of specialization in the federal and state court systems.

The Courts

Author: Ian Greene
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774841192
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Ian Greene offers an insider's perspective on the role of judges, lawyers, and expert witnesses; the cost of litigation; the representativeness of juries; legal aid issues; and questions of jury reform. He also examines judicial activism in the wider context of public participation in courts administration and judicial selection and of how responsive the courts are to the expectations of Canadian citizens. The Courts moves its examination of the judicial system beyond the well-trodden topics of judicial appointment, discipline, independence, and review to consider the ways in which courts affect daily life in terms of democratic principles. Although courts are often viewed as elitist and unaccountable, they are more valuable aspect of democratic practice than most citizens realize.

In The Courts Of The Conqueror Large Print 16pt

Author: Walter Echo-Hawk
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459602765
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Echo-Hawk reveals the troubling fact that American law has rendered legal the destruction of Native Americans and their culture. He analyzes ten cases that embody or expose the roots of injustice and highlight the use of nefarious legal doctrines.

The Courts Social Science And School Desegregation

Author: Betsy Levin
Editor: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412820486
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Psychology In The Courts

Author: Raymond R. Corrado
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134697414
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This book provides a useful overview of the latest research into the interaction between psychology and the courts. Leading scholars and practitioners review recent research and practice in a number of principal areas: * adolescents in the legal system * the role of juries * competency to stand trial * conditional release * eyewitness evidence and testimony * the role of the victims.

Checking The Courts

Author: Kirk A. Randazzo
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 143845287X
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Examines and measures the extent to which statutory language affects judicial behavior. How does the language of legislative statutes affect judicial behavior? Scholars of the judiciary have rarely studied this question despite statutes being, theoretically, the primary opportunity for legislatures to ensure that those individuals who interpret the law will follow their preferences. In Checking the Courts, Kirk A. Randazzo and Richard W. Waterman offer a model that integrates ideological and legal factors through an empirical measure of statutory discretion. The model is tested across multiple judicial institutions, at both the federal and state levels, and reveals that judges are influenced by the levels of discretion afforded in the legislative statutes. In those cases where lawmakers have clear policy preferences, legislation encourages judges to strictly interpret the plain meaning of the law. Conversely, if policy preferences are unclear, legislation leaves open the possibility that judges will make decisions based on their own ideological policy preferences. Checking the Courts thus provides us with a better understanding of the dynamic interplay between law and ideology.

Australian Federalism In The Courts

Author: Geoffrey Sawer
Editor: [Melbourne] : Melbourne University Press
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People Versus The Courts

Author: Mathew Manweller
Editor: Academica Press,LLC
ISBN: 1930901976
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This work discusses how initiative elites are reacting to the high level of judicial review of their successfully passed ballot measures and why those actions are failing to decrease the number of judicial nullifications. For the past 30 years, state ballot measures have been challenged and nullified by the courts 50% of the time. The resulting tension between direct democracy(initiative and referendum) and the courts is readily apparent. Dr Manweller=s research shows that initiative elites have benefited from institutional learning, becoming more sophisticated and politically knowledgeable. However this has not had a great effect of the rates of ballot measure nullification. Manweller explains why, despite institutional learning and attempts to promote a more pliant judiciary rates of nullification have remain very high.

Educational Adequacy And The Courts

Author: Elaine M. Walker
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851095357
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The first work of its kind to present a comprehensive survey of landmark court decisions on educational adequacy and equity claims and their impact on public school reform. * Coverage of pivotal court decisions such as Abbott v. Burke, Rose v. Council of Education, and Alabama Coalition for Equity, Inc. v. Hunt * Directory of organizations, associations, and agencies involved in educational adequacy issues and school reform

Covering The Courts

Author: Robert H. Giles
Editor: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780765804624
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Vse večja prisotnost predstavnikov množičnih medijev na sodišču odraža nova razmerja in prizadevanja v zvezi z uravnoteženostjo med svobodo tiska in pravico do poštenega sojenja. Primeri večjih sodnih procesov (O.J. Simpson, Timothy McVeigh) dajejo podrobnejši vpogled v delo sodišča, ob vse večjem številu novinarjev, televizijskih kamer, odvetnikov, sociologov in drugih strokovnjakov, ter odpirajo občutljiva splošna in posebna vprašanja, od univerzalnosti prava do posebnosti zahtev, ki izhajajo iz rasne, spolne in verske diskriminacije.