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A Journalist's Guide to Covering Federal Courts.

Author: Lilliana Jones
Publisher: New York [New York] : Novinka/Nova Science Publishers, Inc., [2015]
Series: Government procedures and operations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reporting about a federal trial court or appellate court is quite unlike reporting on the other two branches of government. Among the most notable differences are that some legal terms are hard to understand; there are many rules; and federal judges work largely alone. This book provides a guide for journalists on federal courts. It also provides an analytic overview of the professional experiences and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jones, Lilliana.
A Journalist's Guide to Covering Federal Courts.
Hauppauge : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lilliana Jones
ISBN: 9781634634090 1634634098
OCLC Number: 898475359
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: A JOURNALIST'S GUIDE TO COVERING FEDERAL COURTS; A JOURNALIST'S GUIDE TO COVERING FEDERAL COURTS; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Chapter 1: A JOURNALIST'S GUIDE TO FEDERAL COURTS; WELCOME TO FEDERAL COURT; COVERING FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT; BANKRUPTCY COURT; COVERING FEDERAL APPELLATE COURT; GLOSSARY; APPENDIX A.; Chapter 2: U.S. CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES: PROFILE OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT; SUMMARY; INTRODUCTION; DATA CAVEATS; MOST COMMON TYPES OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES; PROFESSIONAL POSITION IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT. CONCLUSIONChapter 3: LENGTH OF TIME FROM NOMINATION TO CONFIRMATION FOR U.S. CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURT NOMINEES: OVERVIEW AND POLICY OPTIONS TO SHORTEN THE PROCESS; SUMMARY; INTRODUCTION; ARTICLE III LOWER COURTS; LENGTH OF TIME FROM NOMINATION TO CONFIRMATION FOR JUDICIAL NOMINEES ACROSS RECENT PRESIDENCIES; POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF LONGER WAITING TIMES FROM NOMINATION TO CONFIRMATION; POLICY OPTIONS FOR SHORTENING THE TIME FROM NOMINATION TO CONFIRMATION; CONCLUSION; Blank Page; INDEX.
Series Title: Government procedures and operations.

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Reporting about a federal trial court or appellate court is quite unlike reporting on the other two branches of government. Among the most notable differences are that some legal terms are hard to understand; there are many rules; and federal judges work largely alone. This book provides a guide for journalists on federal courts. It also provides an analytic overview of the professional experiences and qualifications of those individuals who are currently serving as active U.S. circuit court judges; provides a statistical analysis of the time from nomination to confirmation for U.S. circuit an.

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