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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...


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...


Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare

by Sen. Mike Lee

An original ebook from the current US senator to Utah, explaining why Chief Justice Roberts was wrong to disregard the Constitution in making his historic and controversial healthcare decision.

uring Chief Justice...


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...


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...


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...


When the Echo Dies

by Dean C. Waldt

In June 2015, the Supreme Court declared that marriage violates the United States Constitution. The federal court marriage decisions, culminating in the 2015 Supreme Court decision, are a symptom of a potentially...


The Judiciary in Iraq

by Chief Justice Madhat al-Mahmood

After simmering in the background through the nineties, Iraq burst into the awareness of many when it became a battleground against the war on terror under the Bush administration. Few realize that in the midst...


It's Ok to Say "God"

by Tad Armstrong

Our Founders would not recognize todays America. Christianity is under attack as never before. My career as a Baptist minister and as chaplain of the Texas House of Representatives has, in a sense, taken me...


American Law 101

by Jasper Kim

American Law 101: An Easy Primer on the U.S. Legal System is a thorough introduction to American legal principles, a highly accessible user's guide into both the spirit and the black letter law underlying the...


Essential Supreme Court Decisions

by John R. Vile

The only reference guide to Supreme Court cases organized both topically and chronologically within chapters so that readers understand how cases fit into a historical context, the 17th edition has been updated...


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...


The Corruption Chronicles: Obama's Big Secrecy, Big Corruption, and Big Government

by Tom Fitton

WASHINGTON’S MOST CORRUPT:  PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

FLOUTING OF FEDERAL LAW * CORRUPTION * VIOLATING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS * TERRORIST TIES * VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD * GOVERNMENT CON GAMES * EXTORTION...


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...