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American Courts : Process and Policy - 5th edition

American Courts : Process and Policy (ISBN10: 0618122893; ISBN13: 9780618122899)
ISBN13: 978-0618122899
ISBN10: 0618122893

Summary: Scholar Lawrence Baum presents thorough descriptions of the courts and their activities with clear, engaging prose to foster student interest. Comprehensive and current, the text offers explanations of what the courts do, how officers of the court perform their duties, and how the judicial branch relates to the rest of the political system. Cases from most of the 50 states--reflecting the diversity of laws throughout the country--help students better understand and e
valuate the courts role in the legal process. Chapter conclusions reinforce key concepts, and annotated bibliographies point students to key sources, both classic and contemporary, for further research and reading. In addition, tables and charts throughout illustrate main points in the text.
  • New! Fully updated cases include some regarding the 2000 Presidential election.
  • New! Expanded and updated coverage of entering the law profession.
  • New! End-of-chapter Internet resources guide students to relevant web sites.
  • New! Sixty percent of the text exhibits are completely new, covering recent judicial events and issues such as the 2000 Presidential election, the prosecution of Linda Tripp, and the battle over "tort reform."
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Summary: Scholar Lawrence Baum presents thorough descriptions of the courts and their activities with clear, engaging prose to foster student interest. Comprehensive and current, the text offers explanations of what the courts do, how officers of the court perform their duties, and how the judicial branch relates to the rest of the political system. Cases from most of the 50 states--reflecting the diversity of laws throughout the country--help students better understand and evaluate the courts role in the legal process. Chapter conclusions reinforce key concepts, and annotated bibliographies point students to key sources, both classic and contemporary, for further research and reading. In addition, tables and charts throughout illustrate main points in the text.
  • New! Fully updated cases include some regarding the 2000 Presidential election.
  • New! Expanded and updated coverage of entering the law profession.
  • New! End-of-chapter Internet resources guide students to relevant web sites.
  • New! Sixty percent of the text exhibits are completely new, covering recent judicial events and issues such as the 2000 Presidential election, the prosecution of Linda Tripp, and the battle over "tort reform."
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 5TH 01
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Year Published: 2001
International: No

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