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The American Judicial System: a Very Short Introduction

The American Judicial System: a Very Short Introduction

"The book provides a very short, but complete introduction to the institutions and people, the rules and processes, that make up the American judicial system. Jargon free and aimed at a general reader, it explains the where, when, and who of American courts. It also makes clear the how and why behind the law as it affects everyday people. It is, in a word, a starting place to understanding the third branch of American government at both the state and the federal levels, a guide to those wishing to know the basics of the American judicial system, and a cogent synthesis of how the various elements that make up the law and legal institutions fit together"--

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Publisher Oxford University Press
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Pages 160 pages
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system. The American judicial system is important. Courts can have as great an impact on most Americans' lives as, or in some instances greater than, that of the president or Congress, a governor, or a state legislature.

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