Best Courts & Law Books
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1. The Supremes' Greatest Hits, 2nd Revised & Updated Edition: The 44 Supreme Court Cases That Most Directly Affect Your Life
Author: by Michael G. Trachtman Esq.
Can the government seize your house to build a shopping mall? Can it determine what control you have over your own body? Can police search your cellphone? The answers to those questions come from the Supreme Court, whose rulings have shaped American life and justice and allowed Americans to retain basic freedoms such as privacy, free speech, and the right to a fair trial.
Especially relevant in light of Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing, as President Obama gears for a fight over nominating his successor, and as we prepare to elect a new president who may get to appoint other justices, the revised and updated edition of Michael G.
Trachtman’s page-turner includes ten important new cases from 2010 to 2015. In addition, a special section features analyses of the new term rulings planned for June 2016. The new cases include:Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010), which restricts the right of governments to limit campaign contributions by corporations and unions; Burwell v.
2. The Cult of the Constitution
Author: by Mary Anne Franks
Stanford University Press
In this controversial and provocative book, Mary Anne Franks examines the thin line between constitutional fidelity and constitutional fundamentalism. The Cult of the Constitution reveals how deep fundamentalist strains in both conservative and liberal American thought keep the Constitution in the service of white male supremacy.
Constitutional fundamentalists read the Constitution selectively and self-servingly. Fundamentalist interpretations of the Constitution elevate certain constitutional rights above all others, benefit the most powerful members of society, and undermine the integrity of the document as a whole. The conservative fetish for the Second Amendment (enforced by groups such as the NRA) provides an obvious example of constitutional fundamentalism; the liberal fetish for the First Amendment (enforced by groups such as the ACLU) is less obvious but no less influential.
Economic and civil libertarianism have increasingly merged to produce a deregulatory, “free-market” approach to constitutional rights that achieves fullest expression in the idealization of the Internet. The worship of guns, speech, and the Internet in the name of the Constitution has blurred the boundaries between conduct and speech and between veneration and violence.
3. Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges
Author: by Bryan A. Garner
In their professional lives courtroom lawyers must do these two things well: speak persuasively and write persuasively. In this noteworthy book, two of the most noted legal writers of our day Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner systematically present every important idea about judicial persuasion in a fresh, entertaining way.
Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges is a guide for novice and experienced litigators alike. It covers the essentials of sound legal reasoning, including how to develop the syllogism that underlies any argument. From there the authors explain the art of brief-writing, especially what to include and what to omit, so that you can induce the judge to focus closely on your arguments.
Finally, they show what it takes to succeed in oral argument. The opinions of Justice Scalia are legendary for their sharp insights, biting wit, and memorable phrasing. The writings of Bryan A. Garner, editor in chief of Black s Law Dictionary, are respected inside and outside legal circles for their practical guidance on the art of writing and advocacy.
4. One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History
Author: by Ted Cruz
WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY BESTSELLER * NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * AMAZON BESTSELLER * With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s sudden passing, control of the Supreme Courtand with it the fate of the Constitutionhas become the deciding issue for many voters in the 2020 presidential election.
And the stakes could not be higher. With a simple majority on the Supreme Court, the left will have the power to curtail or even abolish the freedoms that have made our country a beacon to the world. We are one vote away from losing the Republic that the Founders handed down to us.
Our most precious constitutional rights hang by a thread. Senator Ted Cruz has spent his entire career on the front line of the war to protect our constitutional rights. And as a Supreme Court clerk, solicitor general of Texas, and private litigator, he played a key role in some of the most important legal cases of the past two decades.
In One Vote Away, you will discover how often the high court decisions that affect your life have been decided by just one vote. One vote preserves your right to speak freely, to bear arms, and to exercise your faith.
6. Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life's Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union (Law in the Public Square) (Volume 2)
Author: by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last book is a curation of her own legacy, tracing the long history of her work for gender equality and a more perfect Union. In the fall of 2019, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited the University of California, Berkeley School of Law to deliver the first annual Herma Hill Kay Memorial Lecture in honor of her friend, the late Herma Hill Kay, with whom Ginsburg had coauthored the very first casebook on sex-based discrimination in 1974.
Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue is the result of a period of collaboration between Ginsburg and Amanda L. Tyler, a Berkeley Law professor and former Ginsburg law clerk. During Justice Ginsburg’s visit to Berkeley, she told her life story in conversation with Tyler.
In this collection, the two bring together that conversation and other materialsmany previously unpublishedthat share details from Justice Ginsburg’s family life and long career. These include notable briefs and oral arguments, some of Ginsburg’s last speeches, and her favorite opinions that she wrote as a Supreme Court Justice (many in dissent), along with the statements that she read from the bench in those important cases.
7. Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free: And Other Paradoxes of Our Broken Legal System
Author: by Judge Jed S. Rakoff
A senior federal judge’s incisive, unsettling exploration of some of the paradoxes that define the judiciary today, Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free features essays examining why innocent people plead guilty, why high-level executives aren’t prosecuted, why you won’t get your day in court, and why the judiciary is curtailing its own constitutionally mandated power.
How can we be proud of a system of justice that often pressures the innocent to plead guilty? How can we claim that justice is equal when we imprison thousands of poor Black men for relatively modest crimes but rarely prosecute rich white executives who commit crimes having far greater impact?
How can we applaud the Supreme Court’s ever-more-limited view of its duty to combat excesses by the president? The federal judge Jed S. Rakoff, a leading authority on white-collar crime, explores these and other puzzles in Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free, a startling account of our broken legal system.
8. Court Officer Exam (Barron's Test Prep)
Author: by Donald Schroeder Ph.D.
Barrons Educational Series
Updated to reflect recent exams given in various parts of the country, Barron’s Court Officer Exam provides solid test preparation for applicants taking federal, state, and local court officer exams. This edition features:Test-taking tips and a diagnostic testFour model exams typical of those currently being administered throughout the countryAnswers to all test questions and self-diagnostic proceduresInformation on current trends in court systems to rely on oral interviews and computerized testing in the process of selecting court officers.
The authors advise on ways to attain a high score in both areas.
9. Represent Yourself in Court: Prepare & Try a Winning Civil Case
Author: by Paul Bergman JD
How to prepare and present a winning civil court case Many disputes are too big for small claims court but too small to justify a lawyer’s fee. Fortunately, if you’re willing to learn the courtroom ropes, you can successfully handle your own case from start to finish.
Represent Yourself in Court breaks the pretrial and trial process down into easy-to-understand steps. Armed with these clear and thorough instructions, you’ll be well prepared to: draft and file court papers get help from an attorney or legal coach obtain and prepare your evidence, including social media postings handle depositions line up, prepare, and examine witnesses present an opening statement make and respond to objections pick a jury if necessary, and deal with the court clerk and judge Whether you’re a plaintiff or a defendant, this book will help you handle a bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant dispute, breach of contract case, small business disputeor any other civil lawsuit.
The 10th edition is completely updated to include the latest rules and court procedures.
10. Premeditated Intent: A Brand New Unputdownable Legal Thriller full of Gripping Suspense and Courtroom Drama with an Unforgettable Twist
Author: by Stephen Penner
May 25, 2021
THE BEST-LAID PLANS LEAD TO MURDERDavid Brunelle, homicide prosecutor, confronts murder in a whole new, and very personal way. As he sets out to prosecute his latest homicide, a case from his past rears its deadly head again. An open-and-shut case of domestic violence murder threatens to come apart at the seams when the defense attorney accuses the lead cop of misconduct.
Suddenly, the confession and murder weapon are in danger of being suppressed, and Brunelle’s case goes from airtight to gasping for air. Meanwhile, a man Brunelle convicted of murder decades earlier finishes his sentence and is released from prison. When the jury found the man guilty, he swore to kill Brunelle when he got out, and it quickly becomes clear he intends to execute his plan to execute Brunelle.
Brunelle must battle to keep his focus, win his case, and save his life, all at the same time. Will he hold a new killer accountable or become the victim of an old killer’s long-simmering Premeditated Intent? STEPHEN PENNER IS AN AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR WITH OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLDPremeditated Intent is Book 13 in the top-rated legal thriller series featuring Seattle homicide D.A.
11. Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan (Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life)
Author: by David G. Dalin
Brandeis University Press
Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G.
Breyer, and Elena Kagan. David Dalin discusses the relationship that these Jewish justices have had with the presidents who appointed them, and given the judges’ Jewish background, investigates the antisemitism some of the justices encountered in their ascent within the legal profession before their appointment, as well as the role that antisemitism played in the attendant political debates and Senate confirmation battles.
Other topics and themes include the changing role of Jews within the American legal profession and the views and judicial opinions of each of the justices on freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the death penalty, the right to privacy, gender equality, and the rights of criminal defendants, among other issues.
12. How To Annihilate A Narcissist: In The Family Court
Author: by Rachel Watson
If you are struggling with a controlling and abusive ex and are involved in family court proceedings, I know you will feel worried, anxious, and scared. The narcissistic abuser is highly skilled at masking their cruel behaviour and using charm and deception to get others on-side.
If you feel like no one is listening to you and the court ignore your evidence, you must act soon to turn your situation around. I can teach you how to;Remain calmCommunicate in a manner the judge expects of youDeal with the counter-parenting of the narcissistic parentAvoid the legal pitfalls in custody and contact casesAvoid and deal with counterclaims of Parental AlienationOnce you learn how to play the game, your anxiety and stress with reduce, you will feel in control of the situation, and you will be ready to deflect whatever your abuser throws at you in court.
You will have the tools you need to protect your child from the abusive behaviour they experience.
13. The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court
Author: by Bob Woodward
Simon & Schuster
The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action. Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief and Associate Justicesmaneuvering, arguing, politicking, compromising, and making decisions that affect every major area of American life.
14. Winning at Deposition: (Winner of ACLEA's Highest Award for Professional Excellence)
Author: by Shane Read
Winning at Deposition won the highest award available for legal publications: ACLEA’s Award for Professional Excellence. The book won first prize from a field of over 300 entries submitted by continuing legal education publishers from across the USA. Written by the best-selling author of Winning at Trial, this book shows beginning and experienced attorneys how to win at deposition every time.
With the first chapter explaining all the ins and outs of taking and defending a deposition, the remainder of the book reveals strategies that will help every lawyer vastly improve his deposition skills. Discover why much of the conventional wisdom about depositions is completely wrong, learn how to beat an expert witness every time, get innovative advice on witness preparation, and master the secrets that guarantee success with argumentative lawyers and lying witnesses.
Unlike any other book, this one teaches from transcripts and videos of actual depositions. You will learn from the skillful techniques-and memorable failures-that occurred at the most famous depositions of all time, those of President Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and O.J.Simpson.
15. The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
Author: by Jeffrey Toobin
Acclaimed journalist Jeffrey Toobin takes us into the chambers of the most importantand secretlegal body in our country, the Supreme Court, revealing the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land. An institution at a moment of transition, the Court now stands at a crucial point, with major changes in store on such issues as abortion, civil rights, and church-state relations.
Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and with a keen sense of the Court’s history and the trajectory of its future, Jeffrey Toobin creates in The Nine a riveting story of one of the most important forces in American life today.
16. Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America
Author: by Mark R. Levin
“A modern conservative classic.” – Sean Hannity “Men in Black couldn’t be more timely or important. A tremendously important and compelling book. Rush Limbaugh One of the finest books on the Constitution and the judiciary I’ve read in a long time.
There is no better source for understanding and grasping the seriousness of this issue. Edwin Meese III The Supreme Court has broken through the firewalls constructed by the framers to limit judicial power. America’s founding fathers had a clear and profound vision for what they wanted our federal government to be, says constitutional scholar Mark R.
Levin in his explosive book, Men in Black. But today, our out-of-control Supreme Court imperiously strikes down laws and imposes new ones to suit its own liberal whimsrobbing us of our basic freedoms and the values on which our country was founded.
In Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America, Levin exposes countless examples of outrageous Supreme Court abuses, from promoting racism in college admissions, expelling God and religion from the public square, forcing states to confer benefits on illegal aliens, and endorsing economic socialism to upholding partial-birth abortion, restraining political speech, and anointing terrorists with rights.