Judges on Judging Views from the Bench

ISBN-10: 1452227837
ISBN-13: 9781452227832
Edition: 4th 2013 (Revised)
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Description: Thoroughly revised and updated for this fourth edition, Judges on Judging offers insights into the judicial philosophies and political views of those on the bench. Broad in scope, this one-of-a-kind book features off-the-bench writings and speeches  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 11/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Thoroughly revised and updated for this fourth edition, Judges on Judging offers insights into the judicial philosophies and political views of those on the bench. Broad in scope, this one-of-a-kind book features off-the-bench writings and speeches in which Supreme Court justices, as well as lower federal and state court judges, discuss the judicial process, constitutional and statutory interpretation, judicial federalism, and the role of the judiciary. Engaging introductory material provides students with necessary thematic and historical context making this book the perfect supplement to present a nuanced view of the judiciary.

David M. O'Brien is the Leone Reaves and George W. Spicer Professor at the University of Virginia. He has been a Judicial Fellow and Research Associate at the Supreme Court of the U.S.; and held Fulbright Teaching and Research Awards at Oxford University, England; the University of Bologna, Italy; and in Japan; as well as was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York, and a Visiting Professor at Institut d'Etudes Politique Universite Lumiere-Lyon 2. He was a commissioner on the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Exchange and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.

Preface
Introduction
Judicial Review and American Politics: Historical and Political Perspectives
Introduction
The Doctrine of Judicial Review: Mr. Marshall, Mr. Jefferson, and Mr. Marbury
The Supreme Court in the American System of Government
The Two Faces of Judicial Activism
The Dynamics of the Judicial Process
Introduction
Advice and Consent in Theory and Practice
The "Fight" Theory versus the "Truth" Theory
The Adversary Judge: The Experience of the Trial Judge
The Business of the U.S. District Courts
What I Ate for Breakfast and Other Mysteries of Judicial Decision Making
Whose Federal Judiciary Is It Anyway?
What Really Goes on at the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court's Conference
Deciding What to Decide: The Docket and the Rule of Four
The Role of Oral Argument
The Dissent: A Safeguard of Democracy
The Judiciary and the Constitution
Introduction
Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States
The Path of Law
The Judge as a Legislator
The Notion of a Living Constitution
A Relativistic Constitution
The Jurisprudence of Judicial Restraint: A Return to the Moorings
Tradition and Morality in Constitutional Law
What Am I, a Potted Plant? The Case Against Strict Constructionism
Originalism: The Lesser Evil
Judging
The Constitution: A Living Document
The Constitution of the United States: Contemporary Ratification
On Constitutional Interpretation
Speaking in a Judicial Voice: Reflections on Roe v. Wade
Our Democratic Constitution
Against Constitutional Theory
Our Dual Constitutional System: The Bill of Rights and the States
Introduction
The Bill of Rights
Guardians of Our Liberties-State Courts No Less Than Federal
First Things First: Rediscovering the States' Bills of Rights
What Does-and Does Not-All State Constitutional Law
Constitution of the United States, Article III
The Federalist No. 78, Alexander Hamilton
Selected Bibliography of Off-the-Bench Commentaries
Time Chart of Members of the Supreme Court of the United States
About the Editor

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