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Immigration Court Practice Manual By U.S. Department of Justice
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Accordingly, the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge published the Immigration Court Practice Manual in February 2008. The Practice Manual is a comprehensive guide that sets forth uniform... More > procedures, recommendations, and requirements for practice before the Immigration Courts. The requirements set forth in this manual are binding on the parties who appear before the Immigration Courts, unless the Immigration Judge directs otherwise in a particular case. The Practice Manual does not limit the discretion of Immigration Judges to act in accordance with law and regulation. The Practice Manual is intended to be a “living document,” and the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge updates it in response to changes in law and policy, as well as in response to comments by the parties using it. We welcome suggestions and encourage the public to provide comments, to identify errors or ambiguities in the text, and to propose revisions.< Less
Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components By U.S. Department of Justice
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The mission of drug courts is to stop the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and related criminal activity. Drug courts promote recovery through a coordinated response to offenders dependent on alcohol... More > and other drugs. Realization of these goals requires a team approach, including cooperation and collaboration of the judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, probation authorities, other corrections personnel, law enforcement, pretrial services agencies, TASC programs, evaluators, an array of local service providers, and the greater community. State-level organizations representing AOD issues, law enforcement and criminal justice, vocational rehabilitation, education, and housing also have important roles to play. The combined energies of these individuals and organizations can assist and encourage defendants to accept help that could change their lives.< Less
Guideline for Drug Courts on Screening and Assessment By U.S. Department of Justice
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Screening and assessment are often described as discrete events completed by using specific instruments. In fact, screening and assessment are part of an ongoing decision-making process that examines... More > information on substance abuse and criminal history, motivation for treatment, educational and employment factors, and other problem areas. Information gathered during screening and assessment is used to develop a treatment plan that will be updated over time to reflect participant progress, significant life events (e.g., relapse, changes in living arrangements), and changing service needs. While use of structured instruments is a core element of screening and assessment, this activity must be supplemented by an individual interview, review of archival materials (e.g., criminal justice records, treatment records, drug test results, employment records), clinical observation, and discussions with probation officers, family members, or significant others.< Less
U. S. District Court Judge Kent J. Dawson By Harold Krieg
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How is it that U. S. District Court - Nevada Judge Kent J. Dawson can remain a federal Judge, despite being unethical, bias, retaliatory, corrupt, above-the-law, law breaking, and judicial oath... More > breaking. Can it be Kent J. Dawson has connections?< Less
Adult Drug Court Services, Coordination, and Treatment: FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement (Requirements Resource Guide) By U.S. Department of Justice
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For drug courts to be most effective, judges, court personnel, treatment providers, and treatment coordinators partner together to assist in the development of treatment, rehabilitation, and... More > supervision plans for each defendant based on a clinical assessment or diagnostic process. Lengths of stay in treatment and in aftercare are factors associated with positive outcomes and, in particular, with the cessation of drug use, reduction in recidivism rates, and improvement in educational and employment status and family relationships. In coordination with the drug court judge and other court personnel, treatment and case management personnel assess clients’ treatment needs, track their progress in treatment programs, and determine appropriate levels of treatment services. Supportive social services provide drug court staff with links to employment, educational/vocational placement, family counseling, and housing placement assistance for drug court participants.< Less
In the Surpeme Court of the United States October Term 2014 By David Bigpond Jr.
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That for many generations prior to 1492 the Indigenous people of North America had Instituted Governments. That in 1492 Christoper Columbus arrived in North America. That in 1776 the Framers to the... More > 13 colonies ratified the United States Constitution. That in 1880's the U.S.A. entered into Treaties with 38 Federally recognized Nations and Tribes under the Curtis and Jerome Agreements thereby ceding their lands to the U.S.A. That in 1907 President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Oklahoma into the Federal Union violation to the U.S. Constitution. That Federal Jurisdiction was not constitutionally conveyed from the U.S. District Courts to the State County District Courts in Oklahoma. That the State of Oklahoma's District Courts are without authority of law to pronounce judgement and sentence. That the US. Supreme Court past and present affirms execution of Indigenous enrolled members.< Less
Dare To Know: The U.S. Constitution By Stuart Matranga
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An interactive book designed for the middle school reader about the Constitution of the United States, its Amendments, and the challenges to it in the Supreme Court. This is a clear, concise, and fun... More > guide to the guiding document of American life.< Less
Argument of John Quincy Adams Before the Supreme Court of the United States: The United States Vs. Amistad By John Quincy Adams
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This book contains the oral arguments of John Quincy Adams, delivered on February 24th 1841, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, concerning the case: The United States v. The Amistad. The book also... More > contains the opinion of the Court in that case.< Less
Supreme Court Justices: Demographic Characteristics, Professional Experience, and Legal Education, 1789-2010 By Susan Navarro Smelcer & Congressional Research Service
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On May 1, 2009, Justice David H. Souter announced his retirement as an Associate Justice when the U.S. Supreme Court recessed for the summer. To fill this vacancy, President Barack Obama selected... More > Sonia Sotomayor, a judge from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In announcing the nomination, President Obama noted her Ivy League education and extensive judicial experience. President Obama also emphasized Sotomayor’s life story, discussing in particular her upbringing as a child of Puerto Rican born parents in a Bronx housing project. The Sotomayor nomination prompted renewed discussion among Senators, media commentators, and scholars regarding racial, ethnic, gender, religious, professional, and educational diversity on the Court. With the upcoming retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens, announced on April 9, 2010, this discussion is likely to be renewed. With his departure, the Court will lose its only protestant Christian member.< Less

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