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The Resource Benched : abortion, terrorists, drones, crooks, Supreme Court, Kennedy, Nixon, Demi Moore, and other tales from the life of a federal judge, Jon O. Newman

Benched : abortion, terrorists, drones, crooks, Supreme Court, Kennedy, Nixon, Demi Moore, and other tales from the life of a federal judge, Jon O. Newman

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Benched : abortion, terrorists, drones, crooks, Supreme Court, Kennedy, Nixon, Demi Moore, and other tales from the life of a federal judge
Title
Benched
Title remainder
abortion, terrorists, drones, crooks, Supreme Court, Kennedy, Nixon, Demi Moore, and other tales from the life of a federal judge
Statement of responsibility
Jon O. Newman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Close cases often present a conflict between two or more rules, and many are not at all clear. In forty-five years as a federal judge, I've learned that judging is a more complicated and subtle task. "Benched" is about what a judge really does. Unlike Roberts' "balls and strikes" disclaimer, I try to reckon with the difficulty of deciding close cases--and why the age-old complaint that too many judges "make law instead of just applying it" is a canard. I also seek to dispel the popular misconception that we judges are just voting our personal preferences. "Benched" also outlines nineteen proposals for improvements in the American system of justice. They cover such diverse topics as police misconduct lawsuits, selection of juries, citizen standing to sue government officials, reviving the independent counsel, and death penalty sentencing. Finally, "Benched" is an account of the life I've been fortunate to live"--Prologue
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CASSC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newman, Jon O.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Newman, Jon O.
  • United States
  • Judges
  • Justice, Administration of
Label
Benched : abortion, terrorists, drones, crooks, Supreme Court, Kennedy, Nixon, Demi Moore, and other tales from the life of a federal judge, Jon O. Newman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- My First Case -- Before the Bench -- On the Bench -- Beyond the Bench -- Immodest Proposals -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 306 pages, 5 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780837740492
Lccn
2017931912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)971600738
Label
Benched : abortion, terrorists, drones, crooks, Supreme Court, Kennedy, Nixon, Demi Moore, and other tales from the life of a federal judge, Jon O. Newman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- My First Case -- Before the Bench -- On the Bench -- Beyond the Bench -- Immodest Proposals -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 306 pages, 5 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780837740492
Lccn
2017931912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)971600738

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