Readings on the American Judicial System
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Readings on the American Judicial System provides students with a variety of unique perspectives on the role of the courts by legal scholars and lawyers who have valuable experience in their areas of expertise, including constitutional law, the criminal justice system, corporate law, the selection of judges, judicial federalism, and administrative law.
Readings on the American Judicial System includes the readings of:
• Constitutional Principles or Politics? A History of Judicial Policy-Making examines how political preferences of Supreme Court justices have historically had a tremendous impact on the interpretation of our Constitution.
• The Motion to Suppress: A Critical Proceeding in the American Criminal Justice System discusses perhaps the most important motion in the criminal justice system’s pre-trial stage, the motion to suppress.
• United States Corporate Law: An Overview and the Role of Corporate and Transactional Attorneys provides a valuable overview of corporate law in the U.S., including an outline of general considerations for practicing corporate and business attorney.
• Independence or Accountability: The State of Judicial Selection in the States examines on of the most enduring debates in American politics – what is the best method for selecting judges at the state level?
• Law, Politics and Citizens United v. FEC explores one of the most important and controversial Supreme Court decision, Citizen United v. FEC.
• State and Federal Courts: Relationship and Interaction discusses the relationship between the federal and state judicial systems.
• The Role and Effect of Administrative Law in the American Judicial System depicts one of the most significant legal trends of the past century – the rapid expansion of administrative law within the American judicial system.
Chapter 1 Constitutional Principles or Politics? A History of Judicial
Policy Making by Michael Luis Principe
Chapter 2 The Motion to Suppress: A Critical Proceeding in the American
Criminal Justice System by Frank J. Ducoat, Esq.
Chapter 3 United States Corporate Law: An Overview and
the Role of Corporate and Transactional Attorneys
by Valerie A. Gross, Esq.
Chapter 4 Independence or Accountability: The State of Judicial Selection
in the States by Ryan J. Rebe
Chapter 5 Law, Politics and Citizens United v. FEC
by Martin D. Carcieri
Chapter 6 State and Federal Courts—Relationship and Interaction
by John Pizzo
Chapter 7 The Role and Effect of Administrative Law in the American
Judicial System by Christopher L. Bauer and
Ed. Dr. Michael L. Principe
Michael Luis Principe is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Legal Studies Program at William Paterson University. He earned a B.A. (Whitman College), J.D. (University of Washington), and Ph.D. (University of California, Santa Barbara), and was named a Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand for dissertation research, as well as a Visiting Fellow of St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University.