Half Title Page.
1: History of the Judiciary: Federal and State.
2: Roles, Functions, and Powers.
3: Structure and Process.
Political Issues and Controversies of the Judicial Branch.
4: Constitutional Politics and Democratic Principles.
5: Judicial Review.
6: Constitutional Interpretation.
7: Judicial Activism and Restraint.
8: Judicial Federalism.
9: State Ballot Initiatives and Referendums.
10: Judicial Access, Independence, and Accountability.
11: Public Access to Courts.
12: Cameras in the Courtroom.
13: Judicial Specialization.
14: Adverseness and Advisory Opinions.
15: Jurisdictional Doctrines and Procedures.
16: Judicial Independence.
17: Court Curbing.
18: Political Restraints on Judicial Power.
19: The Politics of Judicial Selection and Removal.
20: State Courts.
21: Merit Plans.
22: Partisan Judicial Elections and Political Money.
23: Judicial Campaigns and the First Amendment.
24: Judicial Recusal.
25: Federal Courts.
26: Presidential Appointments and Court Packing.
27: The Role of the American Bar Association.
28: Filibusters of Presidential Nominations to the Federal Bench.
29: Blue Slips.
30: Supreme Court Hearings.
31: Impeachment and Removal of Federal Judges.
32: Political Controversies in State and Federal Courts.
33: Incorporation Doctrine.
34: Same-Sex Marriage.
35: The Affordable Care Act.
36: Freedom of Speech.
37: Campaign Finance.
38: Religious Freedom.
39: Gun Ownership Rights and Restrictions.
40: Property Rights.
41: Defendants’ Rights.
42: Mandatory Sentencing.
43: Capital Punishment.
44: Privacy Rights.
45: Abortion Restrictions.
46: Racial Discrimination.
47: Affirmative Action.
49: Voting Rights.
Glossary of Concepts, Laws, and People.
About the Editor and Contributors.