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The courts and social policy

Author: Donald L Horowitz
Publisher: Washington : Brookings Institution, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In recent years, the power of American judges to make social policy has been significantly broadened. This book is the first to offer a comprehensive study of the capacity of courts to make and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Horowitz
ISBN: 0815737343 9780815737346 0815737335 9780815737339
OCLC Number: 2542475
Description: 309 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Social policy and judicial capacity : The expression of judicial responsibility ; The sources of judicial role expansion ; Expansion and contraction, constitutional and statutory ; Legitimacy and capacity ; Amendment from the judgment seat --
2. Attributes of adjudication : The personnel of the adjudicative process ; The adjudicative process ; Processes, issues, and target populations ; The case-study method and the cases studied --
3. The area-wide council case: the "great society" comes to court : The national program ; The Philadelphia conflict ; The view from the bench ; On the ground ; One case, one place: Philadelphia and the nation --
4. Hobson v. Hansen: The calculus of equality in school resources : the District of Columbia schools and the Hobson suit ; From Hobson I to Hobson II ; Narrowing the issues ; Law and science at the threshold ; Judging "educational quality" ; Narrowing the implementation ; What Wright hath wrought ; Toward Hobson III --
5. In re Gault: on courts reforming courts : A skeptical theology ; The juvenile court as a problem child ; The role of lawyers ; Gault and the work of juvenile courts ; Ironies of judicial reform --
6. Mapp v. Ohio: police behavior and the courts : Deterrence: a sometime, some-crime, someplace thing ; The exclusionary rule in court ; Mapp's effect and its assumptions --
7. Judicial capacity appraised : Summing up: limitations of litigation ; Social facts and social science ; Attending to the consequences of decisions ; Judges and others: reflections on relative institutional capacity.
Responsibility: Donald L. Horowitz.

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