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The Supreme Court / Edition 12

The Supreme Court / Edition 12

by Lawrence A. Baum
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ISBN-13: 9781483376110
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/15/2015
Edition description: 12th Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 155,494
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lawrence Baum is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Ohio State University. He did his undergraduate work at San Francisco State College and his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin. His teaching and research focus on courts in the United States, with a special interest in the Supreme Court. He is author of Ideology in the Supreme Court (2017), Specializing the Courts (2011), and Judges and Their Audiences (2006) and co-author of Battle Over the Court (2017). He has also published articles on a range of subjects in political science and law journals. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Teaching and Mentoring Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association and the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and University Distinguished Scholar Award from Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Court
A Perspective on the Court
The Court in the Judicial System
An Overview of the Court
The Court’s History
Chapter 2: The Justices
The Selection of Justices
Who Is Selected
Leaving the Court
Chapter 3: The Cases
Reaching the Court: Litigants, Attorneys, and Interest Groups
Deciding What to Hear: The Court’s Role
Setting the Size of the Agenda
Chapter 4: Decision Making
Components of the Court’s Decision
The Decision-Making Process
Influences on Decisions: Introduction
The State of the Law
Justices’ Values
Group Interaction
The Court’s Environment
Chapter 5: Policy Outputs
Areas of Activity: What the Court Addresses
The Court’s Activism
The Content of Policy
Explaining the Court’s Policies
Chapter 6: The Court's Impact
Outcomes for the Litigants
Implementation of Supreme Court Policies
Responses by Legislatures and Chief Executives
Impact on Society
Conclusion: The Court, Public Policy, and Society

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