Book Description: The eighth edition of Judicial Process in America gives a thorough overview of the American judiciary, paying particular attention to the relationship between the courts and the political environment in which they operate. While analyzing the courts at every level, the authors comprehensively cover judges, lawyers, litigants, and the powerful variables that influence judicial decision making, effectively linking the courts to public policy. Inclusion of multiple new cases, as well as discussion of the Obama administrations latest judicial appointments, makes this book incredibly current. Adopters and students alike will also appreciate the unique annotated U.S. Constitution found in the appendix. This extensive revision of a classic text brings new life to a standard-bearer for judicial process classes.