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What's law got to do with it? : what judges do, why they do it, and what's at stake

by Charles Geyh. Stanford Law Books. 2011.
355 pages.

The authors of this title take a close look at the often-heard allegation that judges are not influenced solely by the law itself. Each chapter of this book is written by a different legal scholar and examines one facet of this issue. The authors first look at the study of judicial behavior itself before discussing politics, policy, and stare decisis in the context of judicial decision-making. The last two parts of this title examine how these outside influences affect the selection of judges as well as public confidence in the courts. This is a great read for anyone interested in the courts and how judges may reach their decisions.

Call number: KF 8775 A75 W48
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