Supreme Court

Supreme Court

by Lawrence Baum

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Supreme Court by Lawrence Baum

About the Author:
Lawrence Baum is professor of political science at Ohio State University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871876195
Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/1991
Edition description: 4th ed
Pages: 280

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Boxes     ix
Preface     xi
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     20
The Justices     27
The Selection of Justices     27
Who Is Selected     49
Leaving the Court     60
Conclusion     64
The Cases     69
Reaching the Court: Litigants, Attorneys, and Interest Groups     70
Deciding What to Hear: The Court's Role     86
Caseload Growth and the Court's Response     98
Conclusion     101
Decision Making     106
Components of the Court's Decision     106
The Decision-Making Process     107
Influences on Decisions: Introduction     114
The State of the Law     114
Justices' Values     120
Group Interaction     132
The Court's Environment     142
Conclusion     149
Policy Outputs     156
Areas of Activity: What the Court Addresses     156
The Court's Activism     163
TheContent of Policy     170
Explaining the Court's Policies     178
Conclusion     183
The Court's Impact     187
Outcomes for the Parties     188
Implementation of Supreme Court Policies     190
Responses by Legislatures and Chief Executives     203
Impact on Society     216
Conclusion: The Court, Public Policy, and Society     225
Glossary of Legal Terms     231
Selected Bibliography     234
Sources on the Web     237
Case Index     239
Index     244

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