Democracy by Decree: What Happens When Courts Run Government

Democracy by Decree: What Happens When Courts Run Government

by Ross Sandler, David Schoenbrod
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300092725

ISBN-13: 9780300092721

Pub. Date: 12/11/2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

This valuable book explains why schools, welfare agencies, and other important state and local institutions have come to be controlled by attorneys and judges rather than by governors and mayors. The authors discuss why this has resulted in worse service to the public and what can be done to restore control of these programs to elected—and

Overview

This valuable book explains why schools, welfare agencies, and other important state and local institutions have come to be controlled by attorneys and judges rather than by governors and mayors. The authors discuss why this has resulted in worse service to the public and what can be done to restore control of these programs to elected—and accountable—officials.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300092721
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/11/2002
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevi
Introduction: The Legal Hook1
1.How Courts Came to Govern13
2.How Congress Creates Rights: A Case Study35
3.How Courts Enforce Rights: A Case Study45
4.Something New Is Going On In Court98
5.How Court Management Works113
6.A Good Thing Gone Wrong139
7.Why the Wrong Thing Continues162
8.Road to Reform183
9.New Principles193
Summary and Conclusion223
Appendix229
Notes239
Acknowledgments269
Index275

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