This highly respected text by leading scholar Lawrence Baum provides thorough descriptions of the courts and their activities; explanations of what courts do, how people within them behave, and how they relate to the rest of the political system; and an evaluation of the courts' work. The best-seller for political science or pre-law courses in the judicial process or judicial politics, American Courts is the most comprehensive, current, and accessible text in its market.
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Lawrence Baum is Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University. Among his books are THE SUPREME COURT, 10th edition (CQ Press 2010), SPECIALIZING THE COURTS (University of Chicago Press 2011), and JUDGES AND THEIR AUDIENCES (Princeton University Press 2006). The subjects of his research include judicial decision making and the selection and careers of judges.Review:
"This text is a comprehensive examination of the American legal system, grounded in current scholarship, and presented in an engaging and accessible fashion. Baum's credentials as a preeminent judicial scholar makes this text an authoritative source of information on the American court system."
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Book Description Wadsworth Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 6. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0618522840