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Courts, Judges, and Politics
This classic reader has been a best selling component of the Judicial Process/Judicial Politics/American Legal System course for years. The sixth edition has been thoroughly updated while retaining the features that made it attractive for so long: its effective structure, thorough coverage, narrative voice, choice of excerpts, and teaching flexibility.
Paperback, 816 pages
Published April 19th 2005 by McGraw-Hill Education
(first published 1974)
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A very well-organized and finely-written TEXTBOOK about a subject that is (to me, at least) highly intriguing. Really makes one think about where the courts of the US stand in relation to the society surrounding them. Introduced me to a whole new language (legalese, I suppose) and way of getting one's point across. The essays at the end of the chapters demonstrate what bright individuals some of those who have 'made it big' in the legal realm really are.
Walter F. Murphy is a 20th century American political scientist and writer. He won a Distinguished Service Cross for his service as a Marine in Korea, eventually retiring with the rank of colonel. He held the chair of McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton. His professional writing, consisting mostly of non-fiction works on political science, includes the classic Constitutional Democrac ...moreMore about Walter F. Murphy