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The steps to the Supreme Court : a guided tour of the American legal system, Peter Irons

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The steps to the Supreme Court : a guided tour of the American legal system
Title
The steps to the Supreme Court
Title remainder
a guided tour of the American legal system
Statement of responsibility
Peter Irons
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Steps to the Supreme Court follows two real cases--one civil, one criminal--as they work their way through the system from initial charges and complaints all the way up to the Supreme Court. Step by step, you'll track the criminal case involving the murder trial of Paul House, following the defendant from the night of the murder through his conviction, death sentence, appeals, and final chance for exoneration. The controversial civil case concerns the Ten Commandments being displayed on public property. You'll follow the parties from the plaintiffs' first filing of their suits through the Supreme Court decisions and back to their aftermath in the lower courts, where judges struggle to make practical law from a complex and divided ruling"--P. [4] of cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
347.73/26
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8742
LC item number
.I76 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The steps to the Supreme Court : a guided tour of the American legal system, Peter Irons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 3
  • Paul House's Appeals in the Tennessee State Courts
  • 69
  • 4
  • Paul House's Federal Habeas Corpus Petition and Hearing
  • 75
  • 5
  • Paul House Seeks Relief from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 103
  • 6
  • Part I
  • Paul House's Appeal to the United States Supreme Court
  • 111
  • 7
  • The House Case Returns to the Federal and State Courts
  • 127
  • Part II
  • "An Establishment of Religion": The Ten Commandments and Crosses in the Courts
  • 8
  • A Tale of Two Cities and Two Cases
  • 141
  • "No Reasonable Juror": The Death-Row Ordeal of Paul House
  • 9
  • The Hearings and the Opinions in the McCreary County
  • Van Orden Cases
  • Cases, Van Orden
  • 167
  • 10
  • The Supreme Court Appeals in the Ten Commandments Cases
  • 175
  • 11
  • The Impact of Justice Breyer's Concurrence on Pending Ten Commandments Cases
  • 1
  • 193
  • 12
  • The Influence of Politics in Religion Cases: The Mt. Soledad Cross Case
  • 213
  • 13
  • Religious Politics, Judicial Snarls, and the Mojave Desert Cross Case
  • 241
  • The Murder of Carolyn Muncey
  • 27
  • 2
  • The Murder Trial of Paul House
  • 43
Control code
sky247555214
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 341 p.
Isbn
9781118114995
Label
The steps to the Supreme Court : a guided tour of the American legal system, Peter Irons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 3
  • Paul House's Appeals in the Tennessee State Courts
  • 69
  • 4
  • Paul House's Federal Habeas Corpus Petition and Hearing
  • 75
  • 5
  • Paul House Seeks Relief from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 103
  • 6
  • Part I
  • Paul House's Appeal to the United States Supreme Court
  • 111
  • 7
  • The House Case Returns to the Federal and State Courts
  • 127
  • Part II
  • "An Establishment of Religion": The Ten Commandments and Crosses in the Courts
  • 8
  • A Tale of Two Cities and Two Cases
  • 141
  • "No Reasonable Juror": The Death-Row Ordeal of Paul House
  • 9
  • The Hearings and the Opinions in the McCreary County
  • Van Orden Cases
  • Cases, Van Orden
  • 167
  • 10
  • The Supreme Court Appeals in the Ten Commandments Cases
  • 175
  • 11
  • The Impact of Justice Breyer's Concurrence on Pending Ten Commandments Cases
  • 1
  • 193
  • 12
  • The Influence of Politics in Religion Cases: The Mt. Soledad Cross Case
  • 213
  • 13
  • Religious Politics, Judicial Snarls, and the Mojave Desert Cross Case
  • 241
  • The Murder of Carolyn Muncey
  • 27
  • 2
  • The Murder Trial of Paul House
  • 43
Control code
sky247555214
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 341 p.
Isbn
9781118114995

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