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
     
 

Even if a particular appeals court is a mid- or low-level component of the larger American judicial system, it often has the power to alter legal policy substantially where the Supreme Court has yet to rule. Klein (government and foreign affairs, U. of Virginia) explores the legal and behavioral facets of this phenomena, specifically focusing on questions of how… See more details below

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Even if a particular appeals court is a mid- or low-level component of the larger American judicial system, it often has the power to alter legal policy substantially where the Supreme Court has yet to rule. Klein (government and foreign affairs, U. of Virginia) explores the legal and behavioral facets of this phenomena, specifically focusing on questions of how judges react to the situation, whether the decisions of judges of equal stature affect their judgment, and under what circumstances are other decisions more or less likely to have an impact. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
1Law Making in a Hierarchical Judicial System1
2Theory and Hypotheses10
3The Cases40
4Influences on Circuit Judges' Responses: Case Evidence62
5Influences on Circuit Judges' Responses: Interview Evidence87
6Anticipating the Supreme Court107
7Implications and Future Directions131
App. A: Rules and Cases147
App. B: Interview Questions168
References171
Index179

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