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The Eight Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School
An Easy-to-use, Step-by-step Approach for Achieving Great Grades
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0314183582
In this work, nationally-recognized exam expert Professor Charles Whitebread will teach you the eight secrets that will add points to every exam answer you write. You will learn the three keys to handling any essay exam, how to use time to your advantage, issue-spotting, how to organize your answer, and the hidden traps of the "IRAC" method. Once you have mastered these skills, you can put your knowledge to the test with sample exam questions, and check your answers against those provided. There is also a special section on how to do well on other exams, like open book, multiple choice, or policy exams.
Crime and Punishment in American History
Hardcover ISBN: 0465014615
A history of the criminal justice system--from colonial times to the present--argues that the evolution of the criminal justice system has reflected transformations in American culture, character, economics, politics, and social structure.
The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court
Hardcover ISBN: 1594201013
Discusses recent ideological shifts within the Supreme Court, profiles controversial judges, and analyzes the changing role of judicial power in American government.
Lobbying for Defense
An Insider's View
Hardcover ISBN: 1591144256
Having served as Deputy for Aviation in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development, and Acquisition, Kambrod launched a second career as a defense industry lobbyist. In this work he draws on those experiences to give advice on how to lobby for securing funding for a project in the annual Defense Authorization Ac and Defense Appropriations bills. He discusses the roles of the various actors in the military budgeting process and describes the steps necessary to engage in the process lucratively, including month-by-month deadlines and tasks. Annotation
How High-priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, And A 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System
Hardcover ISBN: 1401301800
A former prosecutor, television commentator, and ardent victim's rights advocate offers a provocative critique of America's criminal justice system, providing keen insights into and a behind-the-scene look at what goes on inside and outside the courtroom during such high-profile cases as Scott Peterson, Martha Stewart, Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant, and others.
A People's History of the Supreme Court
The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitution
Paperback ISBN: 0143037382
An updated study of the Supreme Court from 1787 to the present day profiles every justice from John Jay to Samuel Alito, Jr., and examines the cases that have transformed American history and the court's controversial rulings on such issues as racial segregation, abortion, gay rights, and free speech. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The Supreme Court Phalanx
The Court's New Right-wing Bloc
Paperback ISBN: 1590172930
George W. Bush’s nominations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court in 2005 were widely expected to turn it sharply to the right. But no one foresaw the rapidity or the revolutionary zeal with which, as Ronald Dworkin writes, the Court would begin “overruling, most often by stealth, the central constitutional doctrines that generations of past justices, conservative as well as liberal, had constructed.” Dworkin examines the key decisions of the Court’s 2006-–2007 term and argues that these two new justices, along with Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, have created an “unbreakable phalanx bent on remaking constitutional law.” They are guided not by political ideology or conservative judicial principle but rather by “partisan, cultural, and perhaps religious allegiance,” and disdain tradition, precedent, even careful legal reasoning. In his analyses of the prior records of Roberts and Alito, Dworkin finds ample evidence that both have long held strong conservative convictions. But during their confirmation hearings, they gave little hint of their judicial philosophy, hiding behind vague promises to make decisions “according to the rule of law.” If senators fail to press nominees for candid answers to the controversial questions of principle underlying the Constitution, Dworkin contends, then the confirmation process is irrelevant. As a result, the Court may be dominated for a generation by justices whose views are far from those of most Americans. Its past decisions on issues such as abortion, affirmative action, and executive power, Dworkin fears, are “vulnerable to reversal in the next several years as the fiercely conservative justices set out to rewrite American constitutional law without much caring about the logic of the arguments they use to do so. Bush’s appointment of Roberts and Alito may prove to be among the worst of the many disasters of his miserable administration.”
The Warren Court and the Pursuit of Justice
A Critical Issue
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0809096641
A distinguished legal historian explores the big cases--such as Roe v. Wade--that appeared before the Supreme Court while it was led by liberal Chief Justice Earl Warren and the effect those landmark decisions have had on both legal precedent and the American society.
e-Discovery for Dummies
Paperback ISBN: 0470510129
Discover the process of e-discovery and put good practices in place. Electronic information involved in a lawsuit requires a completely different process for management and archiving than paper information. With the recent change to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure making all lawsuits subject to e-discovery as soon as they are filed, it is more important than ever to make sure that good e-discovery practices are in place. e-Discovery For Dummies is an ideal beginner resource for anyone looking to understand the rules and implications of e-discovery policy and procedures. This helpful guide introduces you to all the most important information for incorporating legal, technical, and judicial issues when dealing with the e-discovery process. You'll learn the various risks and best practices for a company that is facing litigation and you'll see how to develop an e-discovery strategy if a company does not already have one in place. - E-discovery is the process by which electronically stored information sought, located, secured, preserved, searched, filtered, authenticated, and produced with the intent of using it as evidence - Addresses the rules and process of e-discovery and the implications of not having good e-discovery practices in place - Explains how to develop an e-discovery strategy if a company does not have one in place e-Discovery For Dummies will help you discover the process and best practices of managing electronic information for lawsuits.
The American Supreme Court
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 0226556824
First published more than forty years ago, Robert G. McCloskey's classic work on the Supreme Court's role in constructing the U.S. Constitution has introduced generations of students to the workings of our nation's highest court. In this fourth edition, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey's magisterial treatment to address the Court's most recent decisions, including its controversial ruling inBush v. Gore and its expansion of sexual privacy in Lawrence v.Texas. The book's chronology of important Supreme Court decisions and itsannotated bibliographical essay have also been updated. As in previous editions, McCloskey's original text remains unchanged. He argues that the Court's strength has always been its sensitivity to the changing political scene, as well as its reluctance to stray too far from the main currents of public sentiment. Levinson's two new chapters show how McCloskey's approach continues to illuminate recent developments, such as the Court's seeming return to its pre-1937 role as "umpire" of the federal system. It is inBush v. Gore, however, where the implications of McCloskey's interpretation stand out most clearly. The best and most concise account of the Supreme Court and its place in American politics, McCloskey's wonderfully readable book is an essential guide to its past, present, and future prospects of this institution.