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Learning Criminal Procedure: Adjudication teaches students the law that governs the “bail to jail” process of criminal prosecutions. It draws on both the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and Supreme Court case law to present clear, succinct rules for each topic and summaries of actual cases to illustrate how the rules operate in practice. Each topic includes a clear, straightforward description of the binding legal rules, illustrations of how the rules are applied using examples and summaries of cases, and longer excerpts of the leading Supreme Court cases. The book highlights evolving or ambiguous areas of the law, and provides scores of review questions so that students can test their mastery of each issue. The book's authors build on their combined decades of practical experience to explain the law in plain language and explore the policy justifications behind the rules. The teacher's manual contains dozens of suggestions for interactive student exercises and further problems for students to discuss during class.

Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: Learning Series
Publication Date: 08/05/2019

Ric Simmons, Ohio State University College of Law

Renee M. Hutchins, University of Maryland School of Law


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New cases discussed:

Manuel v. City of Joliet, Ill., 137 S.Ct. 911 (2017) (Chapter 29).

Luis v. United States, 136 S.Ct. 1083 (2016) (Chapter 30).

Buck v. Davis, 137 S.Ct. 759 (2017) (Chapter 31).

Lee v. United States, 582 U.S. ___ (2017) (Chapter 31).

Jennings et al. v. Rodriguez, 583 U.S. __, 138 S.Ct. 830 (2018) (Chapter 33).

Betterman v. Montana, 136 S. Ct. 1609 (2016) (Chapter 41).

Foster v. Chatman, 136 S.Ct. 1737 (2016) (Chapter 43).

Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado, 137 S.Ct. 855 (2017) (Chapter 44).

Enmund v. Florida, 458 U.S. 782 (1982) (Chapter 45).

Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S. 551 (2005) (Chapter 45).

Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304 (2002) (Chapter 45).

Hall v. Florida, 572 U.S. __, 134 S.Ct. 1986 (2014) (Chapter 45).

Moore v. Texas, 137 S.Ct. 1039 (2017) (Chapter 45).

Johnson v. United States, 135 S.Ct. 2551 (2015) (Chapter 45).

Nelson v. Colorado, 137 S.Ct. 1249 (2017) (Chapter 45).

Currier v. Virginia, 585 U.S. __ (2018) (Chapter 46).

Bravo-Fernandez v. United States, 137 S.Ct. 352 (2016) (Chapter 46).

Class v. United States, 138 S.Ct. 798 (2018) (Chapter 47).

Weaver v. Massachusetts, 582 U.S. __, 137 S.Ct. 1899 (2017) (Chapter 47).

Rosales-Mireles v. United States, 585 U.S. __, 2018 WL 3013806 (2018) (Chapter 47).

Kernan v. Cuero, 583 U.S. __, 138 S.Ct. 4 (2017) (Chapter 48).

Dunn v. Madison, 583 U.S. __, 138 S.Ct. 9 (2017) (Chapter 48).

Davila v. Davis, 582 U.S. __, 137 S.Ct. 2058 (2017) (Chapter 48).

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