The Choices Justices Make

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CQ Press #ad - Product details: Paperback:200 pages. All these factors hold sway over justices as they make their decisions, to how to interact with their colleagues, from which cases to accept, and what policies to adopt in their opinions. Choices is a thought-provoking, yet nontechnical work that is an ideal supplement for judicial process and public law courses.

. Data culled from the court′s public records and from the private papers of Justices Brennan, Marshall, and Powell provide empirical evidence to support the central argument, Douglas, while numerous examples from the justices′ papers animate the work. In addition to offering a unique and sustained theoretical account, the authors tell a fascinating story of how the Court works.

The Choices Justices Make #ad - Language: English. Isbn-10: 1568022263, isbn-13: 978-1568022260 Product dimensions: 8. 9 x 5. 9 x 05 inches, shipping Weight: 11. 2 ounces. Justices realize that their ability to achieve their policy and other goals depends on the preferences of other actors, the choices they expect others to make, and the institutional context in which they act.

Publisher: cq Press; 1998.

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The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In the process, it critiques the two major alternative models of Supreme Court decision making and their major variants--the legal and rational choice. Using the U. S. Supreme court data base, opinion assignments, the justices' private papers, the decision on the merits, the book analyzes the appointment process, and other sources of information, certiorari, and the formation of opinion coalitions.

Authored by two leading scholars of the Supreme Court and its policy making, this study systematically presents and validates the use of the attitudinal model to explain and predict Supreme Court decision making.

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The Supreme Court

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CQ Press #ad - Connecting recent events to their effects on the courts, and society, policy, the Thirteenth Edition of The Supreme Court provides a brief yet comprehensive introduction to the U. S. In successive chapters, the book examines major aspects of the court, including the selection, backgrounds, and departures 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 American society.

Delving deeply into personalities and procedures, author Lawrence Baum provides a balanced explanation of the Court’s actions and the behavior of its justices as he reveals its complexity, reach, and influence. Supreme Court. Updated with the most recent data displayed in a lively photo program, the new edition of this bestseller is one of the most engaging books on this subject available.

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The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change? Second Edition American Politics and Political Economy Series

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Wade. The reason? american courts are ineffective and relatively weak—far from the uniquely powerful sources for change they’re often portrayed as. With this substantially expanded second edition of his landmark work, Rosenberg himself steps back into the fray, responding to criticism and adding chapters on the same-sex marriage battle that ask anew whether courts can spur political and social reform.

Further illuminating these cases, as well as the ongoing fight for same-sex marriage rights, Rosenberg also marshals impressive evidence to overturn the common assumption that even unsuccessful litigation can advance a cause by raising its profile. Finding that the answer is still a resounding no, Rosenberg reaffirms his powerful contention that it’s nearly impossible to generate significant reforms through litigation.

Used book in Good Condition. Board of Education and Roe v. Used book in Good Condition. Rosenberg supports this claim by documenting the direct and secondary effects of key court decisions—particularly Brown v. He reveals, for example, that congress, the white House, and a determined civil rights movement did far more than Brown to advance desegregation, while pro-choice activists invested too much in Roe at the expense of political mobilization.

The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change? Second Edition American Politics and Political Economy Series #ad - In follow-up studies, and even a book of essays evaluating his conclusions, dozens of reviews, Gerald Rosenberg’s critics—not to mention his supporters—have spent nearly two decades debating the arguments he first put forward in The Hollow Hope. Directly addressing its critics in a new conclusion, The Hollow Hope, Second Edition promises to reignite for a new generation the national debate it sparked seventeen years ago.

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Crafting Law on the Supreme Court: The Collegial Game

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Crafting Law on the Supreme Court: The Collegial Game #ad - The portrait of the supreme court that emerges stands in sharp contrast to the conventional portrait where justices act solely on the basis of the law or their personal policy preferences. Used book in Good Condition. Supreme court to systematically account for the building of majority opinions. The authors argue that at the heart of this process are justices whose decisions are constrained by the choices made by the other justices.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In crafting law on the supreme court, Maltzman, Spriggs, and Wahlbeck use material gleaned from internal memos circulated among justices on the U. S. This book provides a fascinating glimpse of how the Court crafts the law.

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The American Supreme Court, Sixth Edition The Chicago History of American Civilization

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University of Chicago Press #ad - As in prior editions, McCloskey’s original text remains unchanged. Used book in Good Condition. The best and most concise account of the supreme Court and its place in American politics, McCloskey's wonderfully readable book is an essential guide to the past, present, and future prospects of this institution.

In this new edition, the affordable care act, including the supreme Court’s decisions regarding the Defense of Marriage Act, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey’s magisterial treatment to address developments since the 2010 election, and gay marriage. Used book in Good Condition. For more than fifty years, Robert G.

The American Supreme Court, Sixth Edition The Chicago History of American Civilization #ad - . Used book in Good Condition. In his historical interpretation, he argues that the strength of the Court has always been its sensitivity to the changing political scene, as well as its reluctance to stray too far from the main currents of public sentiment. Mccloskey’s classic work on the supreme Court’s role in constructing the US Constitution has introduced generations of students to the workings of our nation’s highest court.

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The Supreme Court; Twelfth Edition

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CQ Press #ad - Society. This new edition gives particular attention to current developments such as the impact of political polarization on the Court, the justices’ increasingly public roles, and recent rulings on same-sex marriage and health care. Delving deeply into personalities and procedures, reach, author Lawrence Baum provides a balanced explanation of the Court’s actions and the behavior of its justices as he reveals its complexity, and influence.

The supreme court,  twelfth edition, examines all major aspects of the highest court in the nation, from the selection of justices and agenda creation to the decision-making process and the Court’s impact on government and U. S. Cq press. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make

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Princeton University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Justices are not isolated from what happens in the legislative and executive branches, and instead respond in predictable ways to changes in the preferences of Congress and the president. Cq press. The authors find considerable variation in how these doctrines affect each justice, variation due in part to the differing experiences justices have brought to the bench.

By showing how law and politics interact in the construction of American law, this book sheds new light on the unique role that the Supreme Court plays in the constitutional order. First, bailey and maltzman document that important legal doctrines, such as respect for precedents, have influenced every justice since 1950.

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Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Michael bailey and forrest Maltzman show how two types of constraints have influenced the decision making of the modern Court. Second, bailey and Maltzman show that justices are constrained by political factors.

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Advice and Consent: The Politics of Judicial Appointments

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Oxford University Press #ad - The reader discovers how presidents and the senate have tried to remake the bench, ranging from FDR's controversial "court packing" scheme to the Senate's creation in 1978 of 35 new appellate and 117 district court judgeships, allowing the Democrats to shape the judiciary for years. In advice and consent, two leading legal scholars, Lee Epstein and Jeffrey A.

Oxford university Press USA. Segal, discussing everything from constitutional background, to crucial differences in the nomination of judges and justices, illuminating Baedeker to this highly important procedure, offer a brief, to the role of the Judiciary Committee in vetting nominees. With the coming retirement of one or more Supreme Court Justices--and threats to filibuster lower court judges--the selection process is likely to be, once again, the center of red-hot partisan debate.

Advice and Consent: The Politics of Judicial Appointments #ad - Cq press. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. From louis brandeis to robert Bork to Clarence Thomas, the nomination of federal judges has generated intense political conflict. Used book in Good Condition. With key appointments looming on the horizon, Advice and Consent provides everything concerned citizens need to know to understand the partisan rows that surround the judicial nominating process.

The authors conclude with possible "reforms, whereby a majority of the Senate could vote to prohibit filibusters, " from the so-called nuclear option, to the even more dramatic suggestion that Congress eliminate a judge's life tenure either by term limits or compulsory retirement.

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The Limits of Judicial Independence Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions

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Cambridge University Press #ad - This evidence demonstrates that court-curbing is driven primarily by public opposition to the Court, and that the Court responds to those proposals by engaging in self-restraint and moderating its decisions. Used book in Good Condition. From this theoretical model, predictions are derived about the decision to engage in Court-curbing and judicial responsiveness to Court-curbing activity in Congress.

This book investigates the causes and consequences of congressional attacks on the U. S. Supreme court, arguing that the extent of public support for judicial independence constitutes the practical limit of judicial independence. Used book in Good Condition. Cq press. Then, building on interviews with supreme court justices, as well as existing research, and judicial and legislative staffers, members of Congress, the book theorizes that congressional attacks are driven by public discontent with the Court.

The Limits of Judicial Independence Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions #ad - Used book in Good Condition. First, the book presents a historical overview of Court-curbing proposals in Congress. Oxford university Press USA. The limits of judicial independence draws on illustrative archival evidence, systematic analysis of an original dataset of Court-curbing proposals introduced in Congress from 1877 onward, and judicial decisions.

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Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The Presidency, the Supreme Court, and Constitutional Leadership in U.S. History Princeton Studies in ... International, and Comparative Perspectives

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Princeton University Press #ad - Far more often, presidents have cooperated in increasing the Court's power and encouraging its activism. Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Cq press. Challenging the conventional wisdom that judges have usurped democracy, Whittington shows that judicial supremacy is the product of democratic politics.

Used book in Good Condition. Presidential bids for constitutional leadership have been rare, but reflect the temporary political advantage in doing so. But keith whittington argues that the Court's justices have not simply seized power and circumvented politics. Used book in Good Condition. The unprecedented assertiveness of the Rehnquist Court in striking down acts of Congress is only the most recent example of a development that began with the founding generation itself.

Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The Presidency, the Supreme Court, and Constitutional Leadership in U.S. History Princeton Studies in ... International, and Comparative Perspectives #ad - Whittington examines why presidents have often found judicial supremacy to be in their best interest, why they have rarely assumed responsibility for interpreting the Constitution, and why constitutional leadership has often been passed to the courts. The justices have had power thrust upon them--by politicians, for the benefit of politicians.

In this sweeping political history of judicial supremacy in America, Whittington shows that presidents and political leaders of all stripes have worked to put the Court on a pedestal and have encouraged its justices to accept the role of ultimate interpreters of the Constitution. Used book in Good Condition.

Should the supreme court have the last word when it comes to interpreting the Constitution? The justices on the Supreme Court certainly seem to think so--and their critics say that this position threatens democracy.

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