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The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury: Social Science and the Palladium of Liberty

by John A. Murley & Sean D. Sutton

The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury critiques the Supreme Court’s decisions to allow reduced jury sizes and less than unanimous jury verdicts to determine guilt. John A. Murley and Sean D. Sutton challenges...


The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice

by Michael McCall, Christina DeJong, Christopher E. Smith & Madhavi M. McCall et al.

By analyzing the perspectives and influential decisions of individual justices on the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005), this volume reveals how a divided Supreme Court limited the scope of rights affecting criminal...


Television Courtroom Broadcasting Effects: The Empirical Research and the Supreme Court Challenge

by Paul Lambert

The courts have had to deal with the increasing amount of technology. Televised courtroom broadcasting especially remains an issue. Despite three Supreme Court cases on this issue, the common thread between...


Justices, Presidents, and Senators: A History of the U.S. Supreme Court Appointments from Washington to Bush II

by Henry J. Abraham

Totally revised and updated, this classic history of the 110 members of the U.S. Supreme Court addresses the vital questions of why individual justices were nominated to the highest court, how their nominations...


Zones of Twilight: Wartime Presidential Powers and Federal Court Decision Making

by Amanda DiPaolo

Zones of Twilight examines how the federal courts decide wartime cases when rights are limited, arguing that the courts do not use rights-based language but instead decide cases emphasizing the institutional...


Confirmation Wars: Preserving Independent Courts in Angry Times

by Benjamin Wittes

In Confirmation Wars, Benjamin Wittes examines the degradation of the judicial nominations process over the past fifty years. Drawing on years of reporting on judicial nominations, including numerous interviews...


Justice Takes a Recess: Judicial Recess Appointments from George Washington to George W. Bush

by Scott E. Graves & Robert M. Howard

Justice Takes a Recess examines why and under what circumstances presidents use the recess appointment power to appoint judges to the Federal courts. The authors show that the use of the recess power upsets...


The Price of Politics: Lessons from Kelo v. City of New London

by Kyle Scott

The Price of Politics examines the historical, political, and legal heritage of the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights to come to grips with modern political developments. Using a cross-disciplinary, multi-methods...


The Political Question Doctrine and the Supreme Court of the United States

by Nada Mourtada-Sabbah & Bruce E. Cain

Historically, the political question doctrine has held the courts from resolving constitutional issues that are better left to other departments of government, as a way of maintaining the system of checks and...


Supreme Court Jurisprudence in Times of National Crisis, Terrorism, and War: A Historical Perspective

by Arthur H. Garrison

This book will provide the reader with a chronological review of the Supreme Court jurisprudence on the Commander-in-Chief power of the President and how the Court developed and enforced the boundaries around...


Partisan Publics: Communication and Contention across Brazilian Youth Activist Networks

by Ann Mische

During the 1980s and 1990s, Brazil struggled to rebuild its democracy after twenty years of military dictatorship, experiencing financial crises, corruption scandals, political protest, and intense electoral...


Laboratory of Justice

by David L. Faigman

From the American Revolution to the genetic revolution, the U.S. Supreme Court's uneasy attempts to weave science into the Constitution

Suppose that scientists identify a gene that predicts that a person is...


Dred Scott and the Dangers of a Political Court

by Ethan Greenberg

Dred Scott exemplies neither originalism nor aspirationalism gone wrong, as many modern critics now argue. Rather, the Dred Scott Court erred chiefly because the majority gave in to the still-relevant temptation...


Judicial Behavior and Policymaking

by Robert J. Hume

Judicial Behavior and Policymaking introduces students to the politics of judging, exploring why judges make the decisions they do, who has the power to influence judicial decision-making, and what the consequences...


Social Inequality, Criminal Justice, and Race in Tennessee

by Gerald K. Fosten

This book examines the national criminal justice system’s and the state of Tennessee criminal justice system’s policies in terms of how they balance the citizens’ need for prisons with the private sector's...


The Impeachment of Chief Justice David Brock

by John Cerullo & David C. Steelman

In the last few decades of the 20th Century, New Hampshire’s judiciary had been substantially reconfigured: constitutional amendments and other measures endorsed by the national judicial-modernization movement...


The Limits of Judicial Power

by William Lasser

Lasser examines in detail four periods during which the Court was widely charged with overstepping its constitutional power: the late 1850s, with the Dred Scott case and its aftermath; the Reconstruction era;...


The Rhetoric of Supreme Court Women: From Obstacles to Options

by Nichola D. Gutgold

From 1981 to 2010, the advancements of women in the United States can be seen in the words of the four pioneering women on the Supreme Court. The Rhetoric of Supreme Court Women: From Obstacles to Options, by...


The Supreme Court on Unions

by Julius G. Getman

Labor unions and courts have rarely been allies. From their earliest efforts to organize, unions have been confronted with hostile judges and antiunion doctrines. In this book, Julius G. Getman argues that while...


Justice Stephen Field's Cooperative Constitution of Liberty

by Adam M. Carrington

This book examines liberty’s Constitutional meaning through the jurisprudence of Justice Stephen Field, one of the late-Nineteenth Century’s most influential Supreme Court Justices. A Lincoln appointee who...