Judges and Their Audiences: A Perspective on Judicial Behavior

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What motivates judges as decision makers? Political scientist Lawrence Baum offers a new perspective on this crucial question, a perspective based on judges' interest in the approval of audiences important to them. The conventional scholarly wisdom holds that judges on higher courts seek only to make good law, good policy, or both. In these theories, judges are influenced by other people only in limited ways, in consequence of their legal and policy goals. In contrast, Baum argues that the influence of judges' audiences ...

Judges and Their Audiences: A Perspective on Judicial Behavior 2008, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691138275

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Judges and Their Audiences: A Perspective on Judicial Behavior 2006, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691124933

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