Judicial Politics Readings from Judicature

ISBN-10: 1568029446
ISBN-13: 9781568029443
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $76.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 2/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

Preface
The American Constitutional System and the Role of the Supreme Court in the American Polity
The place of judicial review in the American tradition: the emergence of an eclectic power
Judicial review: the usurpation and democracy questions
Interpreting the Constitution: the case for judicial restraint
Interpreting the Constitution: the Supreme Court's proper and historic function
Defining the dimensions of judicial activism
Actors in the Judicial Process: Judges: Judicial Selection Systems and Their Consequences
Judicial selection in the United States: a special report
What twenty years of judicial retention elections have told us
The defeat of the California justices: the campaign, the electorate, and the issue of judicial accountability
The electoral fates of incumbent judges in the Ohio Court of Common Pleas
Panel Discussion: The federal judiciary: what role politics?
The Bush imprint on the judiciary: carrying on a tradition
"A bench happily filled:" some historical reflections on the Supreme Court appointment process
The impeachment process: modernizing an archaic system
Magistrates and Clerks
Who are the U.S. magistrates?
Law clerks: Their roles and relationships with their judges
Lawyers and Legal Practices
Truth, justice, and the client's interest: can the lawyer serve all three?
The legal profession: a critical evaluation
Ensuring lawyer competency: the South Carolina approach
Legal services before the Supreme Court
Litigants and interest groups
Civil rights litigation by organizations: constraints and choices
Beyond legislative lobbying: women's rights groups and the Supreme Court
Friendly fire: amici curiae and Webster v. Reproductive Health Services
The amicus curiae role of the U.S. solicitor general in Supreme Court litigation
The ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary: a contemporary assessment
Juries
. . . And then there were six: the decline of the American jury
Juror characteristics: to what extent are they related to jury verdicts?
Scientific jury selection: what social scientists know and do not know
Helping juries handle complex cases
The American Judiciary and the Politics of Representation
The Voting Rights Act and judicial elections litigation: the plaintiffs' perspective
The Voting Rights Act and judicial elections litigation: the defendants states' perspective
Should there be affirmative action for the judiciary?
Judicial recruitment and racial diversity on state courts: an overview
Panel Discussion: Different voices, different choices? The impact of more women lawyers and judges on the justice system
The paths to the federal bench: gender, race, and judicial recruitment variation
Trial Courts: Civil and Criminal Justice Processes
Speeding up civil justice
Measuring the pace of civil litigation in federal and state trial courts
Panel Discussion: Critical issues in the courtroom: exploring a hypothetical case
Race and crime: what evidence is there that race influences results in the criminal justice system?
Judicial supervision of the guilty plea process: a study of six jurisdictions
The problem of prejudice: a new approach to assessing the impact of courtroom cameras
Appellate Court Processes: Access and Docketing Decisions
Deciding what to decide: how the Supreme Court sets its agenda
Some thoughts on judicial restraint
Some thoughts on the Supreme Court's workload
Caseload, conflicts, and decisional capacity: does the Supreme Court need help?
Improving the process: case selection by the Supreme Court
Internal Court Processes and Decisions on the Merits
The functions and importance of appellate oral argument: some views of lawyers and federal judges
Social leadership, humor, and Supreme Court decision making
Revisiting the freshman effect hypothesis: the first two terms of Justice Anthony Kennedy
Decisional trends on the Warren and Burger Courts: results from the Supreme Court Data Base Project
Power on the Court: Chief Justice Rehnquist's opinion assignments
The spirit of dissent
The Courts and Their Publics: Public Opinion and the Media
Public opinion and the Rehnquist Court
Media coverage of the courts: improving but still not adequate
The Supreme Court beat: how television covers the U.S. Supreme Court
Yes, but . . .
Best kept secrets of the judiciary
Courts, Congress, and the Presidency
The Senate's role in judicial appointments
Supreme Court confirmation hearings: a view from the Senate
Limiting federal court jurisdiction: the unforeseen impact on courts and Congress
States and State Courts
States before the U.S. Supreme Court: state attorneys general as amicus curiae
States before the U.S. Supreme Court: direct representation in cases involving criminal rights, 1969-1984
The new federalism: state constitutions and state courts
The hidden conservatism of the state court "revolution"
Burger Court review of state court civil liberties decisions
Alternative Forms of Dispute Resolution
Arbitration vs. mediation - explaining the differences
Civil mediation in Palm Beach: a "retired" Massachusetts judge pioneers a successful new program
ADR problems and prospects: looking to the future
Judicial Policy Making in the United States
Panel Discussion: The federal courts since 1787: stability and change in 200 years
Arrogation of power or accountability: "judicial imperialism" revisited
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