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What's law got to do with it? : what judges do, why they do it, and what's at stake

Author: Charles Gardner Geyh
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Law and Politics, [2011], ©2011.
Series: Law, politics, and the media.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Gardner Geyh
ISBN: 9780804775328 080477532X 9780804775335 0804775338
OCLC Number: 703871574
Description: xi, 355 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: So what does law have to do with it? / Charles Gardner Geyh --
pt. I. Setting the stage: the debates over what law has to do with what judges do : What's law got to do with it: thoughts from "the realm of political science" / Jeffrey A. Segal ; On the study of judicial behaviors: of law, politics, science, and humility / Stephen B. Burbank --
pt. II. Distinguishing law from other influences on judicial decision-making : Law and policy: more and less than a dichotomy / Lawrence Baum ; Law is politics / Frank B. Cross ; Path dependence in studies of legal decision-making / Eileen Braman and J. Mitchell Pickerill ; Looking for law in all the wrong places: some suggestions for modeling legal decision-making / Barry Friedman and Andrew D. Martin ; Stare decisis as reciprocity norm / Stefanie A. Lindquist --
pt. III. What law has to do with what judges do and its implications for judicial selection : How judicial elections are like other elections and what that means for the rule of law / Matthew J. Streb ; On the cataclysm of judicial elections and other popular antidemocratic myths / Melinda Gann Hall ; Are judicial elections democracy-enhancing? / David Pozen --
pt. IV. What law has to do with what judges do and its implications for public confidence in the courts : Judging the politics of judging: are politicians in robes inevitably illegitimate? / James L. Gibson ; The rule of law is dead! Long live the rule of law! / Keith J. Bybee ; Three views from the bench / Frank Sullivan, Nancy Vaidik, and Sarah Evans Barker.
Series Title: Law, politics, and the media.
Responsibility: edited by Charles Gardner Geyh.

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