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  1. Sentencing and the Legitimacy of Trial Justice

    By Ralph Henham

    This book discusses the under-researched relationship between sentencing and the legitimacy of punishment. It argues that there is an increasing gap between what is perceived as legitimate punishment and the sentencing decisions of the criminal courts. Drawing on a wide variety of empirical...

    Published May 14th 2013 by Routledge

  2. People Without Rights (Routledge Revivals)

    An Interpretation of the Fundamentals of the Law of Slavery in the U.S. South

    By Andrew Fede

    First published in September 1992, the book traces the nature and development of the fundamental legal relationships among slaves, masters, and third parties. It shows how the colonial and antebellum Southern judges and legislators accommodated slavery’s social relationships into the common law,...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge

  3. New Directions in Judicial Politics

    Edited by Kevin T. McGuire

    Series: New Directions in American Politics

    With its often vague legal concepts and institutions that operate according to unfamiliar procedures, judicial decision-making is, in many respects, a highly enigmatic process. New Directions in Judicial Politics seeks to demystify the courts, offering readers the insights of empirical research to...

    Published March 4th 2012 by Routledge

  4. How Courts Impact Federal Administrative Behavior

    By Robert J. Hume

    Series: Routledge Studies in North American Politics

    What impact do federal courts have on the administrative agencies of the federal government? How do agencies react to the decisions of federal courts? This book answers these questions by examining the responses of federal agencies to the U.S. Courts of Appeals, revealing what happens inside...

    Published February 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Judging Law and Policy

    Courts and Policymaking in the American Political System

    By Robert M. Howard, Amy Steigerwalt

    To what extent do courts make social and public policy and influence policy change? This innovative text analyzes this question generally and in seven distinct policy areas that play out in both federal and state courts—tax policy, environmental policy, reproductive rights, sex equality,...

    Published August 7th 2011 by Routledge

  6. In Defense of Judicial Elections

    By Chris W. Bonneau, Melinda Gann Hall

    Series: Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

    One of the most contentious issues in politics today is the propriety of electing judges. Ought judges be independent of democratic processes in obtaining and retaining their seats, or should they be subject to the approval of the electorate and the processes that accompany popular control? While...

    Published May 31st 2009 by Routledge

  7. Historic U.S. Court Cases

    An Encyclopedia

    Edited by John W. Johnson

    This collection of essays looks at over 200 major court cases, at both state and federal levels, from the colonial period to the present. Organized thematically, the articles range from 1,000 to 5,000 words and include recent topics such as the Microsoft antitrust case, the O.J. Simpson trials, and...

    Published September 6th 2001 by Routledge

  8. The Supreme Court A-Z

    Edited by Kenneth Jost

    This comprehensive, alphabetical encyclopedia of more than 300 easy-to-read entries is the first resource for anyone who wants reliable information or background material on the significant decisions of the Supreme Court, the history of the Court, the justices (every justice is profiled), the...

    Published November 30th 1998 by Routledge

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