From the Publisher
An ideal read for the general reader interested in answering the question "How does a federal courthouse work? Recommended for college political science classes and for law school classes on federal courts and the American legal System.
From the Author
I first got the idea for this book when I was showing leading Russian federation judges how the American judicialk system worked. I wanted to write a book about a single case, but then thought instead of writing one about the amazing range of cases judges are called on to deal with. The Greenbelt judges were quite articulate, the cases complex and deeply interesting. The book was an exciting project that took me nearly two years.