Federal Judges Revealed

Author: William Domnarski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195374592

Category: Law

Page: 231

View: 8721

Life before admission to the bar -- When they were lawyers -- Judicial appointments recounted -- Once appointed, transition to the job -- Nature of the job -- In chambers, in court, and getting along with others -- Judicial opinions -- Judges on lawyers and other judges.

The Behavior of Federal Judges

A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice

Author: Lee Epstein,William M Landes,Richard A Posner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674067320

Category: Law

Page: 446

View: 5587

Federal judges are not just robots or politicians in robes, yet their behavior is not well understood, even among themselves. Using statistical methods, a political scientist, an economist, and a judge construct a unified theory of judicial decision-making to dispel the mystery of how decisions from district courts to the Supreme Court are made.

Lost Rights

The Destruction of American Liberty

Author: James Bovard

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312103514

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 7338

A scathing political expose+a7 draws on specific case studies to reveal how blundering bureaucrats use their power to trample on citizens' constitutional rights. By the author of The Fair Trade Fraud. 40,000 first printing.

Operations of Federal Judicial Misconduct Statutes

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, November 29, 2001

Author: United States Congress,United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property

Publisher: N.A


Category: Judges

Page: 226

View: 6948


Civil Rights Improvements Act of 1977

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session on S. 35 ....

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civil rights

Page: 766

View: 8226


Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 7847

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Structural and Other Alternatives for the Federal Courts of Appeals

Report to the United States Congress and the Judicial Conference of the United States

Author: Judith A. McKenna

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788115752

Category: Appellate courts

Page: 179

View: 1730

Covers: perceived threats to COA, the work of the COA, effects of caseload volume, proposals for structural change and more. 5 appendices. Charts and graphs.


The Body Mass Index Reduction Program

Author: Val Serbalik

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477123229

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 99

View: 9429

Solution to the Country’s Weighty Problems: The Body Mass Index Reduction Program, (BMIRP) is a tongue in cheek book with hilarious illustrations suggesting the enactment of a federally mandated weight -reduction program to address the obesity epidemic in the U.S. The author presented in 2012 components of the program which have since been implemented by various governmental agencies and airlines, including charging fees based upon weight and Body Mass .and restrictions on access to facilities to those with excessive Body Mass He brings to the forefront problems, such as: debt and budget crisis, threatening national bankruptcy; trade deficit; reliance upon foreign oil, and its economic and national security threats; global warming, environmental pollution, energy conservation; out of control health care costs and declining health; corpulence and enhanced weight epidemic; and deteriorating national infrastructure. For less than the cost of a trip to the Golden Corral or other comparable “all- you- can- eat” buffet restaurant, or the cost of a “Big Mac” or “Whopper” with fries, the reader is exposed to a pragmatic, innovative, comprehensive, non-political, non-idealogical program to address the nation’s monumental problems.

Race and the Jury

Racial Disenfranchisement and the Search for Justice

Author: Hiroshi Fukurai,Edgar W. Butler,Richard Krooth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306441448

Category: Psychology

Page: 241

View: 3811

In this timely volume, the authors provide a penetrating analysis of the institutional mechanisms perpetuating the related problems of minorities' disenfranchisement and their underrepresentation on juries.

Laws Harsh As Tigers

Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law

Author: Lucy E. Salyer

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807864319

Category: Law

Page: 360

View: 1909

Focusing primarily on the exclusion of the Chinese, Lucy Salyer analyzes the popular and legal debates surrounding immigration law and its enforcement during the height of nativist sentiment in the early twentieth century. She argues that the struggles between Chinese immigrants, U.S. government officials, and the lower federal courts that took place around the turn of the century established fundamental principles that continue to dominate immigration law today and make it unique among branches of American law. By establishing the centrality of the Chinese to immigration policy, Salyer also integrates the history of Asian immigrants on the West Coast with that of European immigrants in the East. Salyer demonstrates that Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans mounted sophisticated and often-successful legal challenges to the enforcement of exclusionary immigration policies. Ironically, their persistent litigation contributed to the development of legal doctrines that gave the Bureau of Immigration increasing power to counteract resistance. Indeed, by 1924, immigration law had begun to diverge from constitutional norms, and the Bureau of Immigration had emerged as an exceptionally powerful organization, free from many of the constraints imposed upon other government agencies.

The 2000 Election

Thirty-Six Days of Discord

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761324065

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 8491

Discusses key figures and the process for deciding the historical presidential election of 2000 between George Bush and Al Gore.

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 9922


The Tough-on-crime Myth

Real Solutions to Cut Crime

Author: Peter T. Elikann

Publisher: Insight Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9780306454035

Category: Political Science

Page: 323

View: 8068

The Tough-on-Crime Myth: Real Solutions to Cut Crime persuasively argues that an increasing reliance on prisons, as the primal weapon in fighting crime, has not only proven ineffective but has also increased crime and endangered the public. Peter Elikann, a noted criminal defense attorney and policy analyst, attests that violent criminals certainly should be incarcerated; however, the unprecedented use of prisons to punish first-time nonviolent offenders is severely depleting local and national crime-fighting dollars. According to a recent American Psychological Association study, 94 percent of violent crime-fighting funds is spent, not on prevention, but on punishment - back-end versus front-end spending - which does little to assure frightened citizens of their safety and even less to satisfy the victims and their embittered families. As a cost-effective alternative to incarcerating nonviolent offenders, the author proposes a stringent policy whereby offenders report for a rigorous daily regimen of community service work, job training, rehabilitation, and civic restitution. This alternative suggests - not with regard to the rights or comfort of criminals - that there is a way to lower the rearrest rate at a fraction of the cost of imprisonment, increase public safety, and make more prison space available for violent or repeat offenders. Mr. Elikann arrives at this premise by weaving together available research and listening to those on the frontline of crime-fighting: the police, the prison wardens, and the prosecutors.

The American Prison

Issues in Research and Policy

Author: Lynne Goodstein,Doris L. MacKenzie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468456520

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 3081

Despite the dire forecasts of others who had themselves edited books, we proceeded with the project of an edited volume on the American prison, although with more than a little trepidation. We had heard the horror stories of authors turning in their chapters months or years late or never at all, of publishers delaying publication dates, of volumes that read more like patchwork quilts than finely loomed cloth. As if to prove the others wrong, our experience in editing this volume has been mar velous, and we think the volume reflects this. Most likely, the success of our experience and of the volume stems from two elements: first, the professionalism and commitment of the authors themselves; and second, the fact that early in the life of this volume, most of the authors convened for a conference to critique and coordinate the chapters. This book brings together an illustrious group of criminologists and correctional scholars who wrote chapters explicitly for this volume. Co hesiveness was furthered by the charge we gave to each author to (1) present the major issues, (2) review the empirical research, and (3) dis cuss the implications of this work for present and future correctional policy. The goal of this project was to examine the major correctional issues facing prison systems. The chapters scrutinize the issues from the perspective of the system and the individual, from theory to practical and daily management problems, from legal to psychological concerns.