Courting Peril: The Political Transformation of the American Judiciary

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The rule of law paradigm has long operated on the premise that independent judges disregard extralegal influences and impartially uphold the law. A political transformation several generations in the making, however, has imperiled this premise. Social science learning, the lessons of which have been widely internalized by court critics and the general public, has shown that judicial decision-making is subject to ideological and other extralegal influences. In recent decades, challenges to the assumptions underlying the rule ...

Courting Peril: The Political Transformation of the American Judiciary 2016, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190233495

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