This book provides and overview that sheds light on the impact of law on a number of key social issues. Instead of a chronological history, the book traces important threads woven throughout our nation's past, looking at how law shaped Native American affairs, slavery, business, and home life, as well as how it has dealt with criminal and civil offenses.
In this book the author presents a concise overview and general history of constitutional history and politics. The chapters deal with leading decisions of successive courts and begin with brief biographies of the justices on the courts. Famous cases from Marbury v Madison, to the Dred-Scott decision, Brown v Board of Education, Roe v Wade, up to the Roberts court decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare are discussed.
In this book the author helps students demonstrate their knowledge of criminal procedure in the structured and sophisticated manner that professors expect on law school exams. This book provides clear introductions on the fundamental topics in criminal procedure, provides hypotheticals similar to those that students can expect to see on an exam (including multi-issue questions), and offers model answers to those hypotheticals.
The author provides a clear introduction to American law. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law.
This book presents a straightforward way to understand the American Constitutional system. Without wading through lengthy legal prose, heavy historical analysis, or polemical diatribes, you can easily find out what the emoluments clause means, learn about gerrymandering and separation of powers, or read a brief background on why slaves in colonial America were considered 3/5 of a person. This book can be used to comprehend current events, dig deeper into court cases, or sort out your own opinions on constitutional issues.
This author writes about his critique of the U.S. system and its emphasis on procedure at the expense of true justice. He traces the history of jury trials, an important component of the U.S. justice system, since the American Founding. The author argues for reforms in the United States that would better enable the criminal justice system to fulfill its moral and legal obligation to prevent wrongful convictions
The author argues that the United States has a trial system that places far too much emphasis on winning and not nearly enough on truth, one in which the abilities of a lawyer or the composition of a jury may be far more important to the outcome of a case than any evidence. The author exposes the structural fault lines of our trial system and its paralyzing obsession with procedure, specifically the ways in which lawyers are permitted to dominate trials, the system's preference for weak judges, and the absurdities of plea bargaining. By comparing and contrasting the U.S. system with that of a host of other countries, this book provides a critique of what ails the criminal justice system--and a prescription for how it can be fixed.
Serves as an interdisciplinary communication forum for all concerned with the improvement of all aspects of the family court system including judges, attorneys, mediators & professionals in mental health & human services.