Real Life Dictionary of the Law: Taking the Mystery Out of Legal Language

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General Publishing Group, 1995 - 479 pages
Defines some 3,000 legal phrases and concepts, and offers quotations from literature and from historical figures, for all levels of courtroom spectators and law aficionados. Appendices outline the structure of the US court system, and list major Supreme Court decisions, state bar associations, legal trivia, state laws on capital punishment, and the top 30 legal films. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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The authors of this new plain-language legal dictionary are an attorney and a political psychologist. Their explanations of 3000 common legal terms go beyond mere definitions to provide context and ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
9
The Constitution of the United States of America
439
The American Court System
457
Capital Punishment by state
473
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