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Publication Date: 2001
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Rottman, David B.
Describes the highly diverse world of the state courts while also providing corresponding info. on the federal courts. Details the main features of how courts operate, ranging from the names of the various courts established in each state, to whether jury verdicts must be unanimous to convict in criminal cases or to decide on liability in civil matters. Such fundamental matters vary from state to state, & between the state courts & the federal system -- there is not a single, uniform court system in the U.S. Contents: courts & judges; judicial selection & service; the judicial branch; appellate courts; trial courts; the jury; & the sentencing context. Extensive charts & tables.Rottman, David B. is the author of 'State Court Organization (1998)', published 2001 under ISBN 9780756714901 and ISBN 0756714907.