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Title Outline of the U.S. legal system.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Dept. of State, 2004.

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Description 225 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-213) and index.
Contents Introduction to the U.S. legal system -- History and organization of the federal judicial system -- History and organization of state judicial systems -- Jurisdiction and policy-making boundaries -- Lawyers, litigants, and interest groups in the judicial process -- The criminal court process -- The civil court process -- Federal judges -- Implementation and impact of judicial policies -- The Constitution of the United States -- Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
Summary Every business day, courts throughout the United States render decisions that together affect many thousands of people. Some affect only the parties to a particular legal action, but others adjudicate rights, benefits, and legal principles that have an impact on all Americans. This book surveys that system. Much of the discussion explains how U.S. courts are organized and how they work. This introduction seeks to familiarize readers with the basic structure and vocabulary of American law, and afford a sense of how the U.S. legal system has evolved to meet the needs of a growing nation and its ever more complex economic and social realities.
Subject Separation of powers -- United States.
Justice, Administration of -- United States.
Law -- Political aspects -- United States.
Comparative law.
Added Author United States. Department of State. Office of International Information Programs.
Added Title Outline of the US legal system.
Outline of the United States legal system.
U.S. legal system.