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How the courts work : a plain English explanation of the American legal system

Author: Marilyn Jean Englander; Curtis E A Karnow
Publisher: Lake Mary, FL : Vandeplas Publishing, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Jean Englander; Curtis E A Karnow
ISBN: 1600420567 9781600420566 9781600420559 1600420559
OCLC Number: 271620511
Description: x, 154 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A typical case. Summary of the cases --
Introduction. "A nation of laws, not of men" ; Who says what the law is ; Juries and judges : facts and law ; The U.S. Constitution and the Supremacy Clause --
The State and Federal governments. Federal responsibilities ; State responsibilities --
The three branches. Legislative ; Executive ; Judicial --
How the judicial system is organized. Federal system. Bankruptcy judges ; U.S. magistrate judges ; Federal district (trial) courts ; Circuit courts of appeals ; U.S. Supreme Court ; State System. State supreme court ' Courts of appeal ; Superior courts --
Criminal law vs. civil law. Criminal cases. Constitutional rights. The Fourth Amendment (protection from unreasonable search & seizure) ; The Fifth Amendment ("right to no incriminate oneself," also know as "Miranda rights") ; The sixth Amendment ("right to a lawyer" or Gideon) ; The Sixth Amendment ("right to a jury") ; Waiving or giving up rights ; Civil cases --
Introduction to the hierarchy of law --
Federal law. The Constitution ; Federal treaties ; Federal statutes --
State law --
Decisional law --
Judges. What judges do ; How judges get the job ; Constraints on the power of judges --
A story about a civil case. The complain is filed ; The role of insurance ; The answer is filed ; Motion to dismiss, and demurrer ; Discovery. Interrogatories ; Requests for admission ; Depositions ; Document demands ; Objections ; Motion for summary judgment ; Settlement and settlement conferences ; Getting ready for trial. Trial. The burden of proof : by a preponderance of the evidence ; Judge ("bench") vs. jury trial ; Getting called for jury duty ; Jury selection ; Opening statements ; Plaintiff's evidence ; Motion for directed verdict ; Defendant's evidence ; Rebuttal ; Jury instructions ; Closing arguments ; Jury deliberations ; Verdict ; Appeal to the Court of Appeal ; Filing certiorari petition to the Supreme Court ; Executing on the judgment --
A story about a criminal case. Infractions vs. misdemeanors vs. felonies ; Probably cause and the role of the grand jury ; Motion to suppress ; Pretrial discussions and settlement explorations ; Discovery. Statutory rights ; Constitutional rights (due process) : exculpatory evidence ; Trial. Jury selection ; Opening statements ; People's evidence ; Motion for acquittal ; Defendant's case ' Rebuttal ; Jury instructions & closing argument ; Jury deliberations ; Verdict ; Sentencing ; Appeals ; Revocation of probation --
Appendices. Map of a courtroom ; Federal court system ; California state court system ; Sample criminal code excerpts ; Sample court memorandum & order ; Sample court minutes of a sentencing.
Responsibility: by Marilyn Englander & Curtis Karnow.

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