This classic text explains how judges and lawyers argue about the law and focuses on the political importance of legal decision-making. Reason In Law examines the differences between well- and badly-reasoned legal decisions and is liberally sprinkled with examples of "badly" reasoned cases. Lief Carter clearly explains the meaning of legal terms and their historical origins, common law, statutory law, and constitutional law. Each chapter ends with a complete case to challenge students to apply what they've learned. The fifth edition of Reason In Law has been updated to include the latest ideas and the most current cases. Physician-assisted suicide, the O. J. Simpson trials, the gender integration of the Citadel and the Virginia Military Institute, and Paula Jones' suite against President Bill Clinton are all featured.
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Carter, Lief H. and Burke, Thomas F., Reason in Law, 6th Edition*\ This accessible and lively book examines the relationship between law and politics and emphasizes the political importance of sound legal reasoning. It teaches readers how to examine judicial decisions-how to become "thoughtful judges of judging." Using cases ripped from the headlines-such as Gore v. Bush, the Elian Gonzalez saga, and the ongoing Napster litigation-authors Carter and Burke teach through illustrative examples and have assembled a gallery of fascinating cases to engage the readers interest. For those interested in the American court system.About the Author:
Lief Carter is professor emeritus of political science at Colorado College. In addition to the previous eight editions of Reason in Law, he is the author of several books, including Administrative Law and Politics.
Thomas F. Burke is professor of political science at Wellesley College and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author or coauthor of three books, most recently How Policy Shapes Politics.
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Book Description Taylor & Francis, 1997. Textbook Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110321011112
Book Description Addison-Wesley Pub (Sd), 1997. Textbook Binding. Book Condition: New. 5 Sub. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0321011112