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Judicial Process in America

Twelfth Edition


March 2022 | 536 pages | CQ Press
Known for shedding light on the link between the courts, public policy, and the political environment, the 12th edition of Judicial Process in America will provide a comprehensive overview of the American judiciary. Considering the courts from every level, the authors thoroughly cover judges, lawyers, litigants, and the variables at play in judicial decision making. 

NEW and Updated information includes:
  • Reduction in size by 10%
  • New discussion of the impact of Covid-19 on the administration of the federal courts and state judicial administration
  • Updated content on the expanding role of state supreme courts in important areas of policymaking such as same-sex marriage and legislative apportionment.
  • New discussion on how judicial restraint squelched attempts by former President Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
  • Substantial changes to Chapter 6 including attention to Trump’s nominees and the consequences of filibuster reform, a broader focus on “The Consequences of Lifetime Tenure” is brought to bear on the discussion of impeachment and recall of judges, and new content concerning when and how judges vacate their seats.
  • A new preliminary analysis of President Biden’s judicial nominations and his judicial appointment strategy.
  • Statistics have been updated throughout, and the material on the death penalty has been pulled into a separate section, expanded, and updated to reflect the resumption of federal executions late in the Trump presidency.
  • The trial of former Milwaukee police office Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is used to illustrate the various stages of a criminal trial. 

 
Chapter 1 Foundations of Law in the United States
 
Chapter 2 The Federal Judicial System
 
Chapter 3 State Judicial Systems
 
Chapter 4 Jurisdiction and Policymaking Boundaries
 
Chapter 5 State Judges
 
Chapter 6 Federal Judges
 
Chapter 7 Policy Links Among the Citizenry, the President, and the Federal Judiciary
 
Chapter 8 Lawyers, Litigants, and Interest Groups in the Judicial Process
 
Chapter 9 Crime and Procedures Prior to a Criminal Trial
 
Chapter 10 The Criminal Trial and Its Aftermath
 
Chapter 11 The Civil Court Process
 
Chapter 12 Decision Making by Trial Court Judges
 
Chapter 13 Decision Making in Collegial Courts
 
Chapter 14 Implementation and Impact of Judicial Policies
 
Chapter 15 Policymaking by American Judges: A Synthesis
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Reduction in size by 10%
  • New discussion of the impact of Covid-19 on the administration of the federal courts and state judicial administration
  • Updated content on the expanding role of state supreme courts in important areas of policymaking such as same-sex marriage and legislative apportionment.
  • New discussion on how judicial restraint squelched attempts by former President Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
  • Substantial changes to Chapter 6 including attention to Trump’s nominees and the consequences of filibuster reform, a broader focus on “The Consequences of Lifetime Tenure” is brought to bear on the discussion of impeachment and recall of judges, and new content concerning when and how judges vacate their seats.
  • A new preliminary analysis of President Biden’s judicial nominations and his judicial appointment strategy.
  • Statistics have been updated throughout, and the material on the death penalty has been pulled into a separate section, expanded, and updated to reflect the resumption of federal executions late in the Trump presidency.
  • The trial of former Milwaukee police office Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is used to illustrate the various stages of a criminal trial. 

 KEY FEATURES:

  • The Annotated Constitution in the book’s appendix features the authors’ explanatory comments for each of the document’s articles and sections, offering context and references to landmark cases.
  • Chapter summaries help focus students’ study and review.
  • Further Thought and Discussion Questions promote critical thinking and reflection on key chapter points.
  • Annotated Suggested Resources list books, journal articles, and websites, offering students guidance for further research.
  • NEW and UPDATED for this edition
    • Reduced content by 10%
    • New discussion of the impact of Covid-19 on the administration of the federal courts and state judicial administration
    • Updated content on the expanding role of state supreme courts in important areas of policymaking such as same-sex marriage and legislative apportionment.
    • New discussion on how judicial restraint squelched attempts by former President Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
    • Substantial changes to Chapter 6 including attention to Trump’s nominees and the consequences of filibuster reform, a broader focus on “The Consequences of Lifetime Tenure” is brought to bear on the discussion of impeachment and recall of judges, and new content concerning when and how judges vacate their seats.
    • A new preliminary analysis of President Biden’s judicial nominations and his judicial appointment strategy.
    • Statistics have been updated throughout, and the material on the death penalty has been pulled into a separate section, expanded, and updated to reflect the resumption of federal executions late in the Trump presidency.
    • The trial of former Milwaukee police office Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is used to illustrate the various stages of a criminal trial. 

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