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Making Law in U. S. Courts of Appeals - 02 edition

Making Law in U. S. Courts of Appeals (ISBN10: 0521891450; ISBN13: 9780521891455)
ISBN13: 978-0521891455
ISBN10: 0521891450

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521810234
ISBN10: 052181023X

Summary: This book asks how federal court judges decide cases when faced with unsettled issues of law. Specifically, how much and why are their decisions influenced by higher court judges or other judges at the same level as themselves? To answer these questions, the author relies on statistical analyses of decisions and interviews with court of appeals judges. The key findings are that judges give serious attention to the work of colleagues of equal authority, but demonstrat
e substantial independence from the Supreme Court.
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Summary: This book asks how federal court judges decide cases when faced with unsettled issues of law. Specifically, how much and why are their decisions influenced by higher court judges or other judges at the same level as themselves? To answer these questions, the author relies on statistical analyses of decisions and interviews with court of appeals judges. The key findings are that judges give serious attention to the work of colleagues of equal authority, but demonstrate substantial independence from the Supreme Court. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2002
International: No

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