A Collection of the Charges, Opinions, and Sentences of General Courts Martial

As Published by Authority; from the Year 1795 to the Present Time; Intended to Serve as an Appendix to Tytler's Treatise on Military Law, and Forming a Book of Cases and References; with a Copious Index
Author: Charles James
Publisher: N.A
Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
Page: 865
View: 2659


A Comparative and Political Analysis
Author: Martin Shapiro
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226750439
Category: Law
Page: 245
View: 5490
In this provocative work, Martin Shapiro proposes an original model for the study of courts, one that emphasizes the different modes of decision making and the multiple political roles that characterize the functioning of courts in different political systems.

A Straightforward Guide to Knowing Your Rights and Using the Courts

Author: Amanda Howlett
Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd
ISBN: 9781847161727
Category: Civil law
Page: 166
View: 4458
A comprehensive guide to the British legal system and the practical use of the courts when contemplating any form of legal action. The book will enable the reader to understand this complex area and to feel confident enough to embark on the process of going to court - in most cases without the use of a solicitor. Overall, this concise book will prove invaluable to all who read it, containing a wealth of information about all areas of the law.

Making Law in the United States Courts of Appeals

Author: David E. Klein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521891455
Category: Law
Page: 180
View: 4455
This book asks how federal court judges decide cases when faced with unsettled issues of law. Specifically, how much and why are their decisions influenced by higher court judges or other judges at the same level as themselves? To answer these questions, the author relies on statistical analyses of decisions and interviews with court of appeals judges. The key findings are that judges give serious attention to the work of colleagues of equal authority, but demonstrate substantial independence from the Supreme Court.

Specializing the Courts

Author: Lawrence Baum
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226039552
Category: Law
Page: 281
View: 5850
Most Americans think that judges should be, and are, generalists who decide a wide array of cases. Nonetheless, we now have specialized courts in many key policy areas. Specializing the Courts provides the first comprehensive analysis of this growing trend toward specialization in the federal and state court systems. Lawrence Baum incisively explores the scope, causes, and consequences of judicial specialization in four areas that include most specialized courts: foreign policy and national security, criminal law, economic issues involving the government, and economic issues in the private sector. Baum examines the process by which court systems in the United States have become increasingly specialized and the motives that have led to the growth of specialization. He also considers the effects of judicial specialization on the work of the courts by demonstrating that under certain conditions, specialization can and does have fundamental effects on the policies that courts make. For this reason, the movement toward greater specialization constitutes a major change in the judiciary.

Trials and the Courts

Author: Colin Evans
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604136162
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 125
View: 4389
Explains elements of the justice system including a history of trials, the roles of attorneys and jurors, and information on the process of a legal case.

Church Courts, Sex and Marriage in England, 1570-1640

Author: Martin Ingram
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521386555
Category: History
Page: 412
View: 3018
This is an in-depth, richly documented study of the sex and marriage business in ecclesiastical courts of Elizabethan and early Stuart England. This study is based on records of the courts in Wiltshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and West Sussex in the period 1570-1640.

Grass Tennis Courts

How to Construct and Maintain Them
Author: J. Perris
Publisher: STRI
ISBN: 9781873431344
Category: Tennis courts
Page: 160
View: 8316
This work looks at the construction and maintenance of grass tennis courts. Published in partnership with the All-England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, the book is an authoritative guide on the construction and maintenance of grass tennis courts at all levels of the game. It provides comprehensive coverage of modern scientifically-based turf cultural practices and shows how they can be applied in the production and management of a natural turf surface for tennis.

The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, in Personal Actions, and Ejectment

To which are Added, the Law and Practice of Extents, and the Rules of Court, and Modern Decisions, in the Exchequer of Pleas
Author: William Tidd,Francis Joseph Troubat,Asa Israel Fish
Publisher: N.A
Category: Civil procedure
Page: 1550
View: 1419

Courts, Justice and Efficiency

A Socio-legal Study of Economic Rationality in Adjudication
Author: Héctor Fix Fierro
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 1841133825
Category: Law
Page: 268
View: 365
This study explores the socio-legal context of economic rationality in the legal and, specifically, judicial systems. In so doing it explores the meaning and relevance of the concept of efficiency for the operation of courts and court systems and seeks to answer questions such as: in what sense can we say that the adjudicative process works efficiently? What are the relevant criteria for the measurement and assessment of court efficiency? Should the courts try to operate efficiently and to what extent is this viable? What is the proper relationship between "efficiency" and "justice" considerations in a judicial proceeding? To answer these questions, a conceptual framework is developed on the basis of empirical studies and surveys carried out mainly in the United States, Western Europe and Latin America. Although the study's central concept - efficiency - is clearly an economic concept, the approach found in the book is predominantly sociological insofar as it will be examining the social operation of legal institutions, i.e., it seeks to find out how a basic concept of efficiency is related to different social dimensions of the legal system (including legal science) and court operation, from the level of society as a whole to the level of individual judicial proceedings and decisions.

Indian Courts and Characters

Author: Thomas Joseph Strangman
Publisher: N.A
Category: Courts
Page: 212
View: 3230

Courts on Trial

Myth and Reality in American Justice
Author: Jerome Frank
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691027555
Category: Law
Page: 441
View: 9423
Provides an indepth analysis of the American legal system and proposes reforms in the workings of the court. Bibliogs

Decision Making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals

Author: Frank B. Cross
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804757133
Category: Law
Page: 253
View: 2637
This book studies the decisions of the United States circuit courts and their grounding in law and judicial ideology.

Courts, Politics, and Culture in Israel

Author: Martin Edelman
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813915074
Category: History
Page: 169
View: 8024
Moreover, Israel lacks the organizing structure and directing force provided by a written constitution.

American Courts: Process and Policy

Author: Lawrence Baum
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495916374
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
View: 5286
The highly respected AMERICAN COURTS: PROCESS AND POLICY, by top Courts scholar Lawrence Baum, provides clear descriptions of the courts and the activities of the various courts. The Seventh Edition explains what courts do, how people within them behave, and how they relate to the rest of the political system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Music at German Courts, 1715-1760

Changing Artistic Priorities
Author: Samantha Owens,Barbara M. Reul,Janice B. Stockigt
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 1843835983
Category: Music
Page: 484
View: 9171
What was musical life at German courts really like during the first six decades of the eighteenth century? Were musical ensembles as diverse as the Holy Roman Empire's kaleidoscopic political landscape? Through a series of individual case studies contributed by leading scholars from Germany, Poland, the United States, Canada, and Australia, this book investigates the realities of musical life at fifteen German courts of varied size (ranging from kingdoms to principalities), religious denomination, and geographical location. Significant shifts that occurred in the artistic priorities of each court are presented through a series of "snapshots"- in effect "core sample" years - which highlight both individual and shared patterns of development and decline. What emerges from the wealth of primary source material examined in this volume is an in-depth picture of music-making within the daily life of individual courts, featuring a cast of music directors, instrumentalists, and vocalists, together with numerous support staff drawn from across Europe. Music at German Courts serves to illustrate the extraordinary diversity of eighteenth-century German court music establishments without losing sight of what these Kapellen had in common. SAMANTHA OWENS is Senior Lecturer in Musicology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. BARBARA M. REUL is Associate Professor of Musicology at Luther College, University of Regina, Canada. JANICE B. STOCKIGT is a Principal Fellow of the University of Melbourne, Australia. Contributors: DIETER KIRSCH, URSULA KRAMER, MICHAEL MAUL, MARY OLESKIEWICZ, SAMANTHA OWENS, RASHID-S. PEGAH, BÄRBEL PELKER, BARBARA M. REUL, WOLFGANG RUF, BERT SIEGMUND, JANICE B. STOCKIGT, MICHAEL TALBOT, RÜDIGER THOMSEN-FÜRST, ALINA ZORAWSKA-WITKOWSKA, STEVEN ZOHN


A Text/Reader
Author: Cassia Spohn,Craig Hemmens
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412997186
Category: Law
Page: 641
View: 2445
Courts: A Text/Reader provides the best of both worlds— authored text sections with carefully selected accompanying readings that illustrate the questions and controversies legal scholars and court researchers are investigating in the 21st century. The articles, from leading journals in criminology and criminal justice, reflect both classic studies of the criminal court system and state-of-the-art research, and often have a policy perspective that makes them more applied, less theoretical, and more interesting to both undergraduate and graduate students.

The American Courts: a Procedural Approach

Author: Jeffrey A. Jenkins
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449644503
Category: Law
Page: 338
View: 3697
Courtrooms are often lively places, and what occurs in them has a profound impact on the functioning of our democracy. The American Courts A Procedural Approach offers readers a thorough understanding of the United States court system by exploring the procedural aspects of the law. The rules of both criminal and civil procedure, how they are applied, and their influence on decision-making in the courts are thoroughly examined. This text is ideal for undergraduate and introductory graduate criminal justice, legal studies, and government programs."

Naval Courts Martial, 1793-1815

Author: John D. Byrn
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754667810
Category: History
Page: 786
View: 6167
This collection of naval court martial transcripts and related documents from the time of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars contributes not only to our understanding of military jurisprudence in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries but also to our knowledge of Georgian and Regency criminal law in general.These transcripts are presented in their entirety and offer a unique window to the social conditions and behaviour aboard the King's ships at the time.

Zuni and the Courts

A Struggle for Sovereign Land Rights
Author: E. Richard Hart
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 337
View: 2770
Three decades ago - years after most tribes had filed land claims - the Zuni initiated legal battles related to aboriginal claims, rights, and use that few experts thought they could win. Yet by 1991 they had achieved three major victories. Providing a new overview of these cases and Zuni history, Richard Hart has gathered together essays written by many of those who testified for the Zuni - historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and scientists - as well as commentary from the tribe's lawyers. The authors simplify the complex nature of the testimony, making it accessible to a wide audience.