The State Courts
In this new adaptation from their classic Judicial Process in America, Carp, Stidham, and Manning provide a comprehensive look at state judicial systems. They place the various state court systems within the overall political and judicial framework and examine recent events in, and policymaking by, state courts.
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Table of ContentsTables and Figures
1. An Introduction to Law and Courts
2. State Judicial Systems
Historical Development of State Courts3. Jurisdiction and Policymaking Boundaries
Jurisdiction of State Courts
4. Judges in State Courts
5. Lawyers, Litigants, and Interest Groups in the State Courts
6. Decision Making by State Court Judges
The Legal Subculture
7. Implementation and Impact of Judicial Policies
The Impact of Higher Court Decisions on Lower Courts
Robert A. Carp, University of HoustonRobert A. Carp is professor of political science at the University of Houston. He is coauthor of Policymaking and Politics in the Federal District Courts; Politics and Judgment in Federal District Courts; The Federal Courts, Fifth Edition, and The State Courts, as well as the author of forty-eight peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
Ronald Stidham, Appalachian State UniversityRonald Stidham is professor emeritus of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University. He is coauthor of The Federal Courts, Fifth Edition, with Robert A. Carp and Kenneth L. Manning; The State Courts, with Robert A. Carp and Kenneth L. Manning, and numerous articles in legal, social science, and criminal justice journals.
Kenneth L. Manning, University of Massachusetts, DartmouthKenneth L. Manning is professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. He is coauthor with Robert A. Carp and Ronald Stidham of The Federal Courts (Fifth Edition) and The State Courts. Manning's work on the politics of judicial decision-making and federal judicial selection have been published in a variety of journals.