Judging Law and Policy: Courts and Policymaking in the American Political System

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"To what extent do courts make social and public policy and influence social and public 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, affirmative action, school finance, and same-sex marriage. The authors address these issues through the twin lenses of how state and federal courts must and do interact with the other branches of government and whether ...