9781435462397

Judicial Process and Judicial Policymaking

  • ISBN 13:

    9781435462397

  • ISBN 10:

    1435462394

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/28/2012
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

An excellent introduction to judicial politics as a method of analysis, JUDICIAL PROCESS AND JUDICIAL POLICYMAKING, Sixth Edition, focuses on policy in the judicial process. Rather than limiting the text to coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, G. Alan Tarr examines the judiciary as the third branch of government, and weaves four major premises throughout the text: 1) Courts in the United States have always played an important role in governing and that their role has increased in recent decades; 2) Judicial policymaking is a distinctive activity; 3) Courts make policy in a variety of ways; and 4) Courts may be the objects of public policy, as well as creators.

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