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Title What's law got to do with it? : what judges do, why they do it, and what's at stake / edited by Charles Gardner Geyh

Publ Info Stanford, California : Stanford Law and Politics, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  KF8775.A75 W48 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 355 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Law, politics, and the media
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
LC subject Judicial process -- United States
Judges -- United States
Law -- Political aspects -- United States
Add Author Geyh, Charles Gardner, editor
ISBN 9780804775328 (cloth)
080477532X (cloth)
9780804775335 (pbk.)
0804775338 (pbk.)