Courts and Judges

Courts and Judges

by Lee Epstein

ISBN-10: 0754624757

ISBN-13: 9780754624752

Pub. Date: 01/01/2006

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Product Details

Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
The International Library of Essays in Law and Society
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 2.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Senate voting on Supreme Court nominees : a neoinstitutional model3
2The politics of Supreme Court nominations : a theory of institutional constraints and choices13
3Constituent influence in state Supreme Courts : conceptual notes and a case study41
4Divisions of opinion among justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1939-194151
5On the mysterious demise of consensual norms in the United States Supreme Court61
6The study of judicial decision-making as an aspect of political behavior91
7Sophisticated voting and gate-keeping in the Supreme Court111
8Predicting Supreme Court cases probabilistically : the search and seizure cases, 1962-1981135
9Voting behavior on the United States Courts of Appeals, 1961-1964145
10Judicial policy-making and southern school segregation155
11Civic virtue and the feminine voice in constitutional adjudication175
12What do judges and justices maximize? : (the same thing everybody else does)249
13Strategic policy considerations and voting fluidity on the Burger Court291
14Lower court checks on Supreme Court power305
15Judicial partisanship and obedience to legal doctrine : whistleblowing on the federal courts of appeals321
16Overriding Supreme Court statutory interpretation decisions343
17The logic of strategic defection : court-executive relations in Argentina under dictatorship and democracy469
18Decision-making in a democracy : the Supreme Court as a national policy-maker485
19African-American rights after Brown503
20Republican schoolmaster : the U.S. Supreme Court, public opinion, and abortion529

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