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Race, gender, sexuality, and the politics of the American judiciary

Author: Samantha L Hernandez; Sharon Ann Navarro
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The judicial system in a liberal democracy is deemed to be an independent branch of government with judges free from political agendas or societal pressures. In reality, judges are often influenced by their economic and social backgrounds, gender, race, religion, and sexuality. This volume explores the representation of different identities in the judiciary in the United States. The contributors investigate the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samantha L Hernandez; Sharon Ann Navarro
ISBN: 9781108429887 1108429882
OCLC Number: 1038477826
Description: xvii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Qualification, selection, and retirement characteristics of women, minorities, and minority-women state Supreme Court judges / Nancy Bays Arrington --
Latinas and the Texas judiciary : the intersection of race, gender, and judiciary / Sharon A. Navarro --
Structural and partisan effects on the ascension of women of color to state appellate courts / Barbara L. Graham and Adriano Udani --
LGBT judges in the United States / Donald P. Haider-Markel and Patrick Gauding --
Race, gender, and the battle to seat Constance Baker Motley, the first black woman appointed to the federal bench / Taneisha Nicole Means --
Diversity abound : will federal judicial appointees mirror a changing citizenry? / Shenita Brazelton and LaTasha Chaffin-DeHaan --
Marked for excellence : race, gender, and the treatment of Supreme Court-worthy nominees to the U.S. Courts of Appeals / Lisa M. Holmes --
Navigating rising to the top : Justice Sotomayor / Samantha L. Hernandez.
Responsibility: edited by Samantha L. Hernandez, Sharon A. Navarro.

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Designed for undergraduate and graduate students as well as anyone interested in the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality and the politics of the American judiciary, this accessible and  Read more...

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