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The Media, the Court, and the Misrepresentation: The New Myth of the Court

by Rorie Spill Solberg & Eric N. Waltenburg

The Court's decisions are interpreted and disseminated via the media. During this process, the media paints an image of the Court and its business. Like any artist, the media has license regarding what to cover...


Europeanization of Judicial Review

by Nicola Ch. Corkin

Europeanization of Judicial Review argues that the higher complexity of the political framework in which laws are made today leads to less well-designed laws and loop-holes, allowing politicians to leave decisions...


The Case Against the Supreme Court

by Erwin Chemerinsky

A preeminent constitutional scholar offers a hard-hitting analysis of the Supreme Court over the last two hundred years

Most Americans share the perception that the Supreme Court is objective, but Erwin Chemerinsky,...


Making Law and Courts Research Relevant: The Normative Implications of Empirical Research

by Brandon Bartels & Chris W. Bonneau

One of the more enduring topics of concern for empirically-oriented scholars of law and courts-and political scientists more generally-is how research can be more directly relevant to broader audiences outside...


Appointment of Judges: The Johnson Presidency

by Neil D. McFeeley

The selection of federal judges constitutes one of the more significant legacies of any president; the choices of Lyndon Baines Johnson affected important social policies for decades. This book explores the...


From Ballot to Bench: Judicial Elections and the Quest for Accountability

by Philip L. Dubois

Over several decades, many U.S. states abandoned the practice of selecting their judges by direct popular election and adopted the Missouri Plan of judicial selection. In From Ballot to Bench, Philip L. Dubois...


Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution

by John Paul Stevens

For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change.

By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest...


The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice

by Christopher E. Smith, Christina DeJong & Michael McCall

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...


The Jurisprudence of John Marshall

by Robert Kenneth Faulkner

A study of the jurisprudence of John Marshall, the famous Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online...


Representation and Effectiveness in Latin American Democracies: Congress, Judiciary and Civil Society: Congress, Judiciary and Civil Society

by Moira B. MacKinnon & Ludovico Feoli

Legislatures, the judiciary and civil society are important actors in representative democracies. In what ways and how well do they represent? And how effectively do they carry out their institutional and social...


A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy

by Anna Harvey

Introductory textbooks on American government tell us that the Supreme Court is independent from the elected branches and that independent courts better protect rights than their more deferential counterparts....


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...


Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court

by James MacGregor Burns

From renowned political theorist James MacGregor Burns, an incisive critique of the overreaching power of an ideological Supreme Court

For decades, Pulitzer Prize-winner James MacGregor Burns has been one...


Social Contract Theory in American Jurisprudence: Too Much Liberty and Too Much Authority

by Thomas R. Pope

Despite decades of attempts and the best intentions of its members, the United States Supreme Court has failed to develop a coherent jurisprudence regarding the state's proper relationship to the individual....


Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare: A Conservative Critique of The Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling

by Mike Lee

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


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...