State of the Federal Judiciary

2010, Judicial Administration, Political Science admin

Annual Reports of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Introduction by: Shelley L. Dowling

Beginning with Chief Justice Warren Burger’s first annual report in 1970, this important collection offers a historical overview of the accomplishments, as well as the needs and goals, of the federal judiciary. Each year, the annual reports are used as a forum by the Chief Justice to detail the current condition of the federal judiciary through caseload statistics, committee accomplishments, and enacted, as well as pending, legislation that affects the courts. In addition, the reports provide a forum for a discussion of the management of the federal courts, providing all the issues that should be evaluated in the coming years.

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Cases and Materials on U.S. Law and National Security

2010, Criminal Justice, Political Science admin

Second Edition
By: Ronald Sievert

The cases presented and analyzed were chosen with an eye to their impact on U.S. policy and have evolved from some of the most dramatic events of the twentieth century, including the Japanese exclusion in WWII, the prosecution of the Rosenbergs and Wen Ho Lee, the investigation of the first bombing of the World Trade Center, the trials of Manuel Noriega, Oliver North and Timothy McVeigh, among others. This edition also includes notes and cases related to the USA Patriot Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, NSA surveillance, the Military Commissions Act, Guantanamo, coercive interrogation and the designation and rights of enemy combatants. This edition is clearly organized with chapters on the national security offenses of treason,

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The American Doctrine of Judicial Supremacy

2010, Political Science admin

By: Charles Grove Haines

The purpose of this work is to present in brief form the history, scope and results of judicial control over legislation in the United States. Here, Haines has traced the history of the unique American Doctrine, its bases and sources, the conflict over its establishments and maintenance, and its scope. He does this in three parts:
  • Nature of the American Doctrine
  • Development of Judicial Supremacy
  • Practice of Declaring Laws Invalid

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Originally Published: New York; The MacMillan Company; 1914
Reprinted: Buffalo;

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And Justice for All

2010, Criminal Justice, Criminal Law and Procedure, Political Science admin

By: William M. Kunstler

In this work, Kunstler explores ten criminal trials, including the cases of Mary Surrat, Alger Hiss, the Rosenbergs, and Sacco and Vanzetti, illuminating for the reader the overwhelming influence of societal attitudes working against the defendants in each case within a particular point in history. Inasmuch as our legal system wishes to preserve the idea of “innocent until proven guilty,” Kunstler provides a sound argument for the unfortunate effect of society’s perception on the outcome of many of the most famous criminal trials in history. And Justice for All would be a wonderful addition to any trials collection.

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Originally Published: Dobbs Ferry;

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Modern Democracies

2010, Political Science admin

By: James Bryce

This in-depth, comparative study of the great democracies of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is an excellent addition to any legal history collection. Lord Bryce analyzed the religions, art, industry, inner workings, and structure of such governments as the United States, Canada, Switzerland, France and Australia. With more than 100 representative assemblies working simultaneously around the world at the time of original publication, Modern Democracies was invaluable in comparing their similarities and differences.

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And Justice for All

2010, Criminal Justice, Criminal Law and Procedure, Political Science admin

By: William M. Kunstler
Considered by many to be a flamboyant radical, William M. Kunstler defended many controversial clients, including Jack Ruby, Abbie Hoffman, and the “Chicago Seven.” Throughout his career, Kunstler believed that fixed preconceptions of a community could, in too many instances, contribute more to the outcome of criminal trials than the quantity or quality of the evidence could. The emphasis on due process of law as the basic guarantee of our liberties, so often voiced by courts and lawyers, and reasonably true in ordinary trials, is secondary where prejudice prevails. In this work, Kunstler provides a sound argument for the unfortunate effect of society’s perception on the outcome of many of the most famous criminal trials in history.

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State of the Federal Judiciary

2010, Judicial Administration, Political Science admin

Annual Reports of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Edited and with an Introduction by: Shelley L. Dowling

The most recent update to a valuable reference source of Supreme Court history is now available from Hein. Beginning with Chief Justice Warren Burger’s first annual report in 1970, this important collection offers an historical overview of the accomplishments, as well as the needs and goals, of the federal judiciary. Each year, the annual reports are used as a forum by the Chief Justice to detail the current condition of the federal judiciary, through caseload, statistics, committee accomplishments, and enacted (as well as pending) legislation affecting the courts. The reports also provide a forum for discussion of the management of the federal courts,

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Experiments in Government and the Essentials of the Constitution

2010, Constitutional Law, Political Science admin

By: Elihu Root

A reprint of a classic by a prominent American lawyer and statesman is available from Hein. Experiments in Government and the Essentials of the Constitution is comprised of two lectures given by Elihu Root during the 1912-1913 Strafford Little Lectures Series at Princeton University, which was initially known as the Strafford Little Lectureship on Public Affairs. The series was founded in 1899 by Henry Stafford Little, who suggested that former president Grover Cleveland be invited to deliver annual lectures to the students of Princeton University.

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Woman Suffrage and Politics

2010, Constitutional Law, Political Science, Women and the Law admin

The Inner Story of the Suffrage Movement
By: Carrie Chapman Catt and Nettie Rogers Schuler

Woman Suffrage and Politics: The Inner Story of the Suffrage Movement is an important historical work which discusses the deterring influence of the American “political machine” on the women’s movement to secure the right to vote. Although the campaign for women’s suffrage in America had already succeeded by the time of this work’s original publication, the extraordinary number of obstacles that arose during the process alerted women to the fact that the nation alleging to have the most open democratic process had impeded them every step of the way in their efforts to have a say in the nation’s elections.

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State of the Federal Judiciary

2010, Judicial Administration, Political Science admin

Annual Reports of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Introduction by: Shelley L. Dowling

William S. Hein & Co., Inc. is pleased to announce the most recent update to a valuable reference source of Supreme Court history. Beginning with Chief Justice Warren Burger’s first annual report in 1970, this important collection offers a historical overview of the accomplishments, as well as the needs and goals, of the federal judiciary. Each year, the annual reports are used as a forum by the Chief Justice to detail the current condition of the federal judiciary, through caseload statistics, committee accomplishments, and enacted (as well as pending) legislation that affects the courts.

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