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Art In The Courtroom

Author : Vilis R. Inde
ISBN : 0275959716
Genre : Art
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A review of five art trials of the last decade where social and art history accompany legal courtroom analysis.

With Malice Toward All

Author : Patricia Moy
ISBN : 0275964345
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Public opinion polls point to a continuing decline of confidence in the Presidency, court system, Congress, the news media, state government, public education, and other key institutions. Moy and Pfau examine the role of the media in the decline of the American public's confidence in democratic institutions. Moy and Pfau examine the impact of sociodemographic factors, political expertise, and use of communication media on people's perceptions of confidence in democratic institutions. Their conclusions are based on two years of data collection. In three waves between 1995 and 1997, they conducted a series of content analyses of media depictions of democratic institutions in conjunction with public opinion surveys. The result is one of the most comprehensive examinations ever conducted on the influence of the media on public confidence. It will be of great value to scholars, researchers, students, professionals in government and the media, and anyone interested in the role of the media in democratic societies.

The Judicial Branch Of State Government

Author : Sean O. Hogan
ISBN : 9781851097517
Genre : Law
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Offers an introduction to the role of the stae courts, describes how they function, and explains the importance of the state level of the judiciary where nearly ninety-seven percent of all legal cases in the United States are settled.

Social Media And Politics A New Way To Participate In The Political Process 2 Volumes

Author : Glenn W. Richardson Jr.
ISBN : 9781440839511
Genre : Social Science
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This two-volume set explores the various ways social media are profoundly changing politics in America. • Covers key political and cultural issues in today's discourse—such as gay marriage, race, gender, "big data," and hyper-surveillance—from a variety of perspectives and a broad range of contributors • Provides informed analysis of social media eruptions and their potential to change and shape political discourse • Supplies an analysis of power that highlights the forgotten core of politics and political communication

Social Media In The Courtroom A New Era For Criminal Justice

Author : Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
ISBN : 9781440830068
Genre : Law
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Social media hasn't just changed society—it's changing the way in which criminal law is prosecuted, defended, and adjudicated. This fascinating book explains how. • Examines the criminal justice system from multiple perspectives in order to give fair attention to the successful uses of social media as well as the abuses • Comprehensively covers current issues that have broad, long-term repercussions for the criminal justice system • Provides a convenient overview of all the information related to social media and criminal law in one place • Cites relevant cases and statutes

Supreme Myths

Author : Eric J. Segall
ISBN : 9780313396878
Genre : Law
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This book explores some of the most glaring misunderstandings about the U.S. Supreme Court—and makes a strong case for why our Supreme Court Justices should not be entrusted with decisions that affect every American citizen.

The Rise Of The Federal Colossus The Growth Of Federal Power From Lincoln To F D R

Author : Peter Zavodnyik
ISBN : 9780313392948
Genre : History
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This challenging book explores the debates over the scope of the enumerated powers of Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment that accompanied the expansion of federal authority during the period between the beginning of the Civil War and the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. • Numerous citations of the Congressional Record and federal court opinions • Scores of articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals of the period that reveal how Americans of all walks of life perceived the evolution of federal authority • A select bibliography listing a wide variety of secondary works ranging from biographies to legal treatises that will aid the reader in further exploring the evolution of American federalism • A helpful index that provides access to roles and views of critical figures in the evolution of federal authority during the middle period

The State And Federal Courts A Complete Guide To History Powers And Controversy

Author : Christopher P. Banks
ISBN : 9781440841460
Genre : Political Science
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How does the American judiciary impact the development of legal and social policies in the United States? How are the state and federal court systems constructed? This book answers these questions and many others regarding politics, the U.S. courts, and society. • Presents a broad and detailed perspective on law and politics that enables students and laypeople to analyze the judicial process and the role that state and federal courts play in American society • Comprehensively surveys the myriad contemporary issues of law and politics that affect the scope and application of social and public policies • Supplies selected primary source documents that give readers the opportunity to view key judicial documents firsthand • Includes a glossary of terms and annotated bibliography that facilitate a complete comprehension of the organization, structure, and politics of state and federal courts

The Appearance Of Equality

Author : Christopher M. Burke
ISBN : 0313307512
Genre : Law
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An examination of the language of law in the area of political representation, this book considers the development and recognition of group claims brought pursuant to the Voting Rights Act and the Equal Protection Clause in Supreme Court opinions. In his analysis, Burke highlights the different, discursive strategies, broadly identified as liberal and communitarian, used by the Supreme Court to justify the outcomes of various cases, and he argues that no particular strategy of justification is inherently politically conservative or liberal and that no conception of political representation is unassailable. Therefore, it is unlikely that the Supreme Court will articulate a stable measure of fair representation. The Supreme Court offers one more forum in the deliberation over what is fair representation; however, it is not likely to provide minority communities with a legal answer to the problem of political underrepresentation. As such, this book tells the uncertain story of the creation of political fairness by the Supreme Court. The language used to characterize what is fair and representative, and the theoretical designs which the rhetoric reflects, allows us to formulate concepts of fair representation as legal standards evolve. By placing the debate over fair representation in not only political and legal but also philosophical terms, we are better able to understand the inevitable tensions that drive the concept of representation into new, ill-defined, and contentious areas.

Comparative Judicial Review And Public Policy

Author : Donald Wilson Jackson
ISBN : UOM:39015028481631
Genre : Law
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This text sets forth a framework for comparative analysis into the origins of judicial review, its use as a policy tool, and its exercise and impact in the policy-making process. Case studies by respected scholars demonstrate various approaches and problems in twelve countries, including Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. An appendix points to different constitutional interpretations relating to judicial review and judicial restraint. Chapter reference lists and a selected bibliography at the end of the book refer to important recent studies on the subject of judicial review.

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