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NCJ Number: 70185 Find in a Library
Title: Judicial Process - An Introductory Analysis of the Courts of the United States, England, and France - Fourth Edition
Author(s): H J Abraham
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 640
Sponsoring Agency: Oxford University Press, Inc
New York, NY 10016
Sale Source: Oxford University Press, Inc
198 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: For students of public law and others, this volume provides a selective, comparative introduction to the judicial process through an analysis of the courts of the U.S. England, and France.
Abstract: The main institutions and considerations affecting the administration of justice under law are analyzed and evaluated. An introductory section examines the nature of law, common law, statutory law, and additional basic definitions and concepts. A discussion on court staffing covers judicial selection, tenure, qualifications, and political influences on judicial selection. Specific topics examined concerning courts, courtrooms, and juries include trial and appellate courts, courtroom procedure, the selection and impaneling of juries, and civil and criminal trial procedures. The jurisdictions of the courts within the American dual court system are described and contrasted with the courts of England, France, and Wales, as well as the Soviet Union. Jurisdiction, workload, and procedures of the U.s. Supreme Court are also discussed, along with outside influences on court personnel. A discussion on judicial review is presented in terms of American political history and thought, and limitations on judicial power and effectiveness are explored. Sixteen basic maxims of judicial self-restraint are also presented and explained. A general subject index, a name index, a court case index, and appendixes identifying past and present Supreme Court justices and their years of service are included. Four bibliographies list about 4,500 references pertaining to U.S. constitutional law, U.S. Supreme Court justices, comparative constitutional and administrative law, and constitutional rights and civil liberties.
Index Term(s): Appellate courts; Course materials; Court personnel; Court structure; England; France; Grand juries; Judicial decisions; Judicial discretion; Judicial process; Judicial review; Reference materials; Trial procedures; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR); United States of America; US Supreme Court
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