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  • American Judicial Process

    Myth and Reality in Law and Courts

    By Pamela C. Corley, Artemus Ward, Wendy L. Martinek

    This text is a general introduction to American judicial process. The authors cover the major institutions, actors, and processes that comprise the U.S. legal system, viewed from a political science perspective. Grounding their presentation in empirical social science terms, the authors identify…

    Paperback – 2015-09-10 
    Routledge

  • Regulation of Speech in Multicultural Societies

    Edited by Marcel Maussen, Ralph Grillo

    This book focuses on the way in which public debate and legal practice intersect when it comes to the value of free speech and the need to regulate "offensive", "blasphemous" or "hate" speech, especially, though not exclusively where such speech is thought to be offensive to members of ethnic and…

    Hardback – 2015-03-11
    Routledge
    Research in Ethnic and Migration Studies

  • Equal Citizenship, Civil Rights, and the Constitution

    The Original Sense of the Privileges or Immunities Clause

    By Christopher Green

    The Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment is arguably the most historically important clause of the most significant part of the US Constitution. Designed to be a central guarantor of civil rights and civil liberties following Reconstruction, this clause could have been at the…

    Hardback – 2015-03-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

  • The Supreme Court in a Separation of Powers System

    The Nation's Balance Wheel

    By Richard Pacelle

    The U.S. Supreme Court is not a unitary actor and it does not function in a vacuum. It is part of an integrated political system in which its decisions and doctrine must be viewed in a broader context. In some areas, the Court is the lead policy maker. In other areas, the Court fills in the gaps of…

    Paperback – 2015-01-20
    Routledge

  • Rhetoric and Discourse in Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Sensemaking in Judicial Decisions

    By Ryan Malphurs

    While legal scholars, psychologists, and political scientists commonly voice their skepticism over the influence oral arguments have on the Court’s voting pattern, this book offers a contrarian position focused on close scrutiny of the justices’ communication within oral arguments. Malphurs…

    Paperback – 2014-09-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

  • The Affordable Care Act Decision

    Philosophical and Legal Implications

    Edited by Fritz Allhoff, Mark Hall

    Interest in NFIB v. Sebelius has been extraordinarily high, from as soon as the legislation was passed, through lower court rulings, the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari, and the decision itself, both for its substantive holdings and the purported behind-the-scene dynamics. Legal blogs exploded…

    Hardback – 2014-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • A Citizen’s Guide to the Constitution and the Supreme Court

    Constitutional Conflict in American Politics

    By Morgan Marietta

    The U.S. Constitution is a blueprint for a free society as well as a source of enduring conflict over how that society must be governed. The competing ways of reading our founding document shape the decisions of the Supreme Court, which acts as the final voice on constitutional questions. This…

    Paperback – 2013-07-16
    Routledge
    Citizen Guides to Politics and Public Affairs

  • New Directions in Judicial Politics

    Edited by Kevin T. McGuire

    With its often vague legal concepts and institutions that operate according to unfamiliar procedures, judicial decision-making is, in many respects, a highly enigmatic process. New Directions in Judicial Politics seeks to demystify the courts, offering readers the insights of empirical research to…

    Paperback – 2012-03-04
    Routledge
    New Directions in American Politics

  • Civil Liberties and the Constitution

    Cases and Commentaries, 9th Edition

    By Lucius J Barker, Michael Combs, Kevin Lyles, H W Perry, Jr., Twiley Barker

    Updated in a new 9th edition, this casebook explores civil liberty problems through a study of leading judicial decisions. It offers a reasonable sample of cases across a broad spectrum of rights and liberties. This book introduces groups of featured cases with in-depth commentaries that set the…

    Paperback – 2010-09-02
    Routledge

  • Understanding Supreme Court Opinions

    6th Edition

    By T.R. van Geel

    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…

    Paperback – 2008-03-06
    Routledge

  • A Primer on American Courts

    By William Miller

    This brief, accessible, and inexpensive supplement on American courts and their functions provides undergraduate, or first-year law students, with an understanding of the key substantive and procedural concepts that they need to know to study the law or the judicial process. Recognizing that there…

    Paperback – 2004-12-22
    Routledge

  • The Supreme Court in American Society Reader

    Equal Justice Under Law

    Edited by Kermit L. Hall

    The Supreme Court in American Society serves as a powerful reminder of how important the Court has been to American life, how central a role it has played in interpreting the rule of law against a constantly evolving social order, and how much it has mirrored the controversies, debates, and…

    Paperback – 2000-12-18
    Routledge

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