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The Supreme Court, 11th Edition / Edition 11

The Supreme Court, 11th Edition / Edition 11

by Lawrence Baum
     
 

ISBN-10: 1452220964

ISBN-13: 9781452220963

Pub. Date: 09/11/2012

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc

Balanced and enlightening, Lawrence Baum's The Supreme Court, Eleventh Edition, examines all major aspects of the Court, including the selection, backgrounds, and tenures of justices; the creation of the Court's agenda; the decision-making process and the factors that shape the Court's decisions; the substance of the Court's policies; and the Court's impact on

Overview

Balanced and enlightening, Lawrence Baum's The Supreme Court, Eleventh Edition, examines all major aspects of the Court, including the selection, backgrounds, and tenures of justices; the creation of the Court's agenda; the decision-making process and the factors that shape the Court's decisions; the substance of the Court's policies; and the Court's impact on government and U.S. society. This new edition pays particular attention to the leadership of Chief Justice Roberts, the key position of Justice Kennedy as "swing" justice, and the Court's role in shaping national policy on such issues as campaign finance and health care. In addition, it examines the impact of the Court on the growing polarization that has reshaped politics in the United States.

Delving deeply into the Court?s personalities and procedures, Baum explains the actions of the Court and the behavior of its justices, as he reveals the Court's complexity, reach, and influence.

Lawrence Baum is professor emeritus of political science at Ohio State University and holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. A widely recognized authority on the court system, Baum is the author of Specializing the Courts (2011), Judges and Their Audiences: A Perspective on Judicial Behavior (2006), American Courts: Process and Policy, 7th Edition (2012), and The Pazzle of Judicial Behavior (1997), as well as numerous articles on topics such as the implementation of court decisions, change in Supreme Court policies, and interaction between the Supreme Court and Congress. He has received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the University Distinguished Scholar Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452220963
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc
Publication date:
09/11/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Boxes ix

Preface xi

1 The Court 1

A Perspective on the Court 2

The Court in the Judicial System 5

An Overview of the Court 11

The Court's History 21

2 The Justices 28

The Selection of Justices 28

Who Is Selected 49

Leaving the Court 59

Conclusion 64

3 The Cases 69

Reaching the Court: Litigants, Attorneys, and Interest Groups 70

Deciding What to Hear: The Court's Role 86

Setting the Size of the Agenda 96

Conclusion 99

4 Decision Making 105

Components of the Court's Decision 105

The Decision-Making Process 106

Influences on Decisions: Introduction 114

The State of the Law 115

Justices' Values 121

Group Interaction 131

The Court's Environment 140

Conclusion 147

5 Policy Outputs 155

Areas of Activity: What tie Court Addresses 155

The Court's Activism 161

The Content of Policy 169

Explaining the Court's Policies 178

Conclusion 183

6 The Court's Impact 187

Outcomes for the Parties 188

Implementation of Supreme Court Policies 190

Responses by Legislatures and Chief Executives 202

Impact on Society 214

Conclusion: The Court, Public Policy, and Society 221

Glossary of Legal Terms 228

Selected Bibliography 231

Sources on the Web 234

Case Index 236

Index 242

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