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ISBN-10: 1604264624

ISBN-13: 9781604264623

Edition: 10th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Lawrence A. Baum

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List price: $33.99
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 229
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Lawrence Baum is professor of political science at the Ohio State University and holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. A widely recognized authority on the court system, Baum is the author of "Judges and Their Audiences: A Perspective on Judicial Behavior" (2006), "American Courts: Process and Policy, " 5th Edition (2001) and "The Puzzle of Judicial Behavior" (1997), as well as numerous articles on topics such as the implementation of court decisions, change in Supreme Court policies, and interaction between the Supreme Court and Congress. He has received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the University Distinguished Scholar Award.

Tables, Figures, and Boxes
The Court
A Perspective on the Court
The Court in the Judicial System
An Overview of the Court
The Court's History
The Justices
The Selection of Justices
Who Is selected
Leaving the Court
The Cases
Reaching the Court: Litigants, Attorneys, and Interest Groups
Deciding What to Hear: The Court's Role
Setting the Size of the Agenda
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
Policy Outputs
Areas of Activity: What the Court Addresses
The Court's Activism
The Content of Policy
Explaining the Court's Policies
The Court's Impact
Outcomes for the Parties
Implementation of Supreme Court Policies
Responses by Legislatures and Chief Executives
Impact on Society
Conclusion: The Court, Public Policy, and, Society
Glossary of Legal Terms
Selected Bibliography
Sources on the Web
Case Index