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Making Law in the United States Courts of Appeals / Edition 1
     

Making Law in the United States Courts of Appeals / Edition 1

by David E. Klein
 

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ISBN-10: 0521891450

ISBN-13: 9780521891455

Pub. Date: 09/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book asks how federal court judges decide cases when faced with unsettled issues of law. Specifically, how much and why are their decisions influenced by higher court judges or other judges at the same level as themselves? To answer these questions, the author relies on statistical analyses of decisions and interviews with court of appeals judges. The key

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This book asks how federal court judges decide cases when faced with unsettled issues of law. Specifically, how much and why are their decisions influenced by higher court judges or other judges at the same level as themselves? To answer these questions, the author relies on statistical analyses of decisions and interviews with court of appeals judges. The key findings are that judges give serious attention to the work of colleagues of equal authority, but demonstrate substantial independence from the Supreme Court.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521891455
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. Lawmaking in a hierarchical judicial system; 2. Theory and hypotheses; 3. The cases; 4. Influences on circuit judges' responses: case evidence; 5. Influences on circuit judges' responses: interview evidence; 6. Anticipating the Supreme Court; 7. Implications and future directions.

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