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Supreme Court Practice Texts and Treatises
The following texts specifically relate to practice before the Unitted States Supreme Court. They are listed in alphabetical order.
Oral Arguments and Coalition Formation on the U. S. Supreme Court: A Deliberate Dialogue by
Call Number: KF 8742 .B57
Publication Date: 2012-10-24
This book attempts to provide a step forward in the understanding of coalition formation, which is a crucial aspect of many areas of political debate and decision making. In order to uncover the workings of this process, the authors analyze oral argument transcripts from every case decided from 1998 through 2007 as well as the complete collection of notes kept during oral arguments by Justice Lewis F. Powell and Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Both justices monitored their fellow justices' participation in the discussion and used their observations to craft opinions their colleagues would be likely to support.
Oral Arguments Before the Supreme Court: an Empirical Approach by
Call Number: KF 8748 .W752 Law Main Stacks
Publication Date: 2008-04-16
The purpose of this book is to examine how the Supreme Court's oral arguments work, and their effect on the Court's decisions. It distinguishes between ideological cases (i.e. hot-button issues such as the death penalty, affirmative action, abortion, and the environment) and non-ideological cases (bankruptcy, tax code, civil litigation), and shows the different ways in which they're treated.
Rhetoric and Discourse in Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Sensemaking in Judicial Decisions by
Call Number: KF 8748 .M283 Law Main Stacks
Publication Date: 2012-12-19
This book explores the rhetoric, discourse, and subsequent decision-making within the oral arguments for significant Supreme Court cases. The author introduces Sensemaking as an alternative to rational decision-making in Supreme Court arguments, suggesting a new model of judicial decision-making to account for the communication within oral arguments.
Supreme Court Practice: for Practice in the Supreme Court of the United States by
Call Number: KF 9057 .S8
Publication Date: 2013-11-01
This text provides comprehensive guidance on all aspects of prosecuting or defending cases before the Supreme Court. It includes chapters on how to properly invoke certiorari and appeal jurisdiction as well as original jurisdiction, seeking other extraordinary writs, and how to comply with the Court's stringent rules as to the basic contents of petitions and briefs, including the location of "Questions Presented," and details such as page limits, fonts and cover colors.
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