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13 14 Contemporar y Criminal Law Bibliography Joshua Dressler, Understanding Criminal Law, 3rd ed. (New York: Lexis, 2001), pp. 1–32. A good introduction to the nature of criminal law and to the common law and statutes. George Fletcher, Rethinking Criminal Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000). A challenging discussion of the history and philosophy of criminal law. Lawrence M. Friedman, Crime and Punishment in American History (New York: Basic Books, 1993). A history of criminal justice in the United States.
Supreme Court. S. Supreme Court generally may choose whether to review a case. Four of the nine judges must vote to grant a writ of certiorari or an order to review the decision of a lower court. The Structure of Cases A case is divided into an introduction and judicial opinion. These two sections have several components that you should keep in mind. Introduction The initial portion of a case is divided into title, citation, and identification of the judge. Title Cases are identified by the names of the parties involved in the litigation.
Between the names of the parties, which is an abbreviation for the Latin versus. 15 16 C hapte r 1 Th e N a t u r e , P u r p o s e , a n d Fu n c t i o n o f C r i m i n a l L a w Individuals who have been convicted and have exhausted their state appeals may file a constitutional challenge or collateral attack against their conviction in federal court. The first name in the title is the name of the prisoner bringing the case, or the petitioner, and the second name, or respondent, is typically the warden or individual in charge of the prison in which the petitioner is incarcerated.