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Specializing the Courts

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ISBN-10: 0226039552

ISBN-13: 9780226039558

Edition: 2011

Authors: Lawrence Baum

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Most Americans think that judges should be, and are, generalists who decide a wide array of cases. Nonetheless, we now have specialized courts in many key policy areas.Specializing the Courtsprovides the first comprehensive analysis of this growing trend toward specialization in the federal and state court systems. Lawrence Baum incisively explores the scope, causes, and consequences of judicial specialization in four areas that include most specialized courts: foreign policy and national security, criminal law, economic issues involving the government, and economic issues in the private sector. Baum examines the process by which court systems in the United States have become increasingly…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of Tables
A First Look at Judicial Specialization
Questions to Address
Extent: The Landscape of Judicial Specialization
Plan of the Book
Appendix: The Scholarship on Judicial Specialization
Perspectives on Causes and Consequences
Consequences: The Impact of Judicial Specialization
Causes: The Sources of Judicial Specialization
Summing Up and Looking Ahead
Appendix: Research Strategy
Foreign Policy and Internal Security
Overseas Courts
Military Justice
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts
The Removal Court
Criminal Cases
Promoting Efficiency
Occasional Efforts to Attack Crime with Sanctions
Socialized Courts in the Progressive Era
Problem-solving Courts of the Current Era
Economic Issues: Government Litigation
Economic Issues: Private Litigation
Corporate Governance: The Delaware Courts
Business Courts
Putting the Pieces Together
The Causes of Specialization
The Consequences of Specialization
Evaluating Judicial Specialization
The Future of Judicial Specialization