Exploring Judicial Politics

Exploring Judicial Politics

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This volume presents 20 original essays by political scientists and other judicial scholars on a variety of topics relative to the broad area of judicial politics. One theme of these essays is to explore the ways in which law and politics intertwine in the United States. Secondly, the essays provide insights into how scholars go about studying various judicial politics subjects such as the role of judges, lawyers, and juries in our political system. The essays explore issues at the trial court level, at the intermediate appellate court level, and at the U.S. Supreme Court. The essays look at the role of judges, juries, lawyers, interest groups, and other actors in the American legal system. Some of the essays look at the issues of judicial selection, while others look at how what we learn about the courts in the U.S. can help us better understand courts in other countries. Taken together, the essays reveal the broad range of issues that students of judicial politics will want to understand in order to appreciate the role of courts in our society.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 580.6g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 16 line illustrations
  • 0195343077
  • 9780195343076
  • 2,059,789

About Mark Crispin Miller

Associate Professor & Former Chair of the Department of Government and International Relations at Clark University. Also the Director of Law and Society Prgram at Clark University. Served as the Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States from 1999-2000, and he was a Congressional Fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Paul Welstone in 1995.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments ; Contributors ; Tables ; Figures ; Chapter 1, Introduction: The Study of Judicial Politics, by Mark C. Miller ; Chapter 2, Differences in State Judicial Selection, by Aman L. McLeod ; Chapter 3, In Their Own Interest: Pressure Groups in the Federal Judicial Selection Process, by Lauren Cohen Bell ; Chapter 4, Bringing the Lawyers Back In, by Lynn Mather ; Chapter 5, The Politics of Jury Reform, by Robert G. Boatright ; Chapter 6, State Courts: Achieving Justice in Civil Litigation, by Nicole L. Waters, Shauna M. Strickland & Brian J. Ostrom ; Chapter 7, U.S. District Courts, Litigation, and the Policy Making Process, by Jeb Barnes ; Chapter 8, State Supreme Courts as Policymakers: Are They Loved?, by Laura Langer and Teena Wilhelm ; Chapter 9, Appellate Workhorses of the Federal Judiciary: The U.S. Courts of Appeals, by Wendy L. Martinek ; Chapter 10, The Solicitor General: Learned in the Law and Politics by Peter N. Ubertaccio III ; Chapter 11, Sorcerers Apprentices: U.S. Supreme Court Law Clerks, by Artemus Ward ; Chapter 12, The Emergence and Evolution of Supreme Court Policy, by Richard L. Pacelle, Jr. ; Chapter 13, A Court of Laws or a Super Legislature? An Integrated Model of Supreme Court Decision Making, by Bryan W. Marshall, Richard L. Pacelle, Jr., and Christine Ludowise ; Chapter 14, Is There Really a Countermajoritarian Problem?, by Michael Comiskey ; Chapter 15, Resistance to the Judiciary: The Boundaries of Judicial Power, by Richard A. Brisbin, Jr. ; Chapter 16, The Supreme Court and Race, by Barbara Perry ; Chapter 17, Women and the Law, by Judith A. Baer ; Chapter 18, The Federal Courts and Terrorism, ; by Louis Fisher ; Chapter 19, The Interactions between The Federal Courts and the Other Branches, by Mark C. Miller ; Chapter 20, Comparative Judicial Studies, by Nancy Maveety ; Bibliography ; List of Cases ; Indexshow more

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