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The View from the Bench and Chambers
The View from the Bench and Chambers

The View from the Bench and Chambers

Examining Judicial Process and Decision Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals
Jennifer Barnes Bowie, Donald R. Songer, John Szmer
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The View from the Bench and Chambers

Examining Judicial Process and Decision Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals
Jennifer Barnes Bowie, Donald R. Songer, John Szmer
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For most of their history, the U.S. courts of appeals have toiled in obscurity, well out of the limelight of political controversy. But as the number of appeals has increased dramatically, while the number of cases heard by the Supreme Court has remained the same, the courts of appeals have become the court of last resort for the vast majority of litigants. This enhanced status has been recognized by important political actors, and as a result, appointments to the courts of appeals have become more and more contentious since the 1990s. This combination of increasing political salience and increasing political controversy has led to the rise of serious empirical studies of the role of the courts of appeals in our legal and political system.

At once building on and contributing to this wave of scholarship, The View from the Bench and Chambers melds a series of quantitative analyses of judicial decisions with the perspectives gained from in-depth interviews with the judges and their law clerks. This multifaceted approach yields a level of insight beyond that provided by any previous work on appellate courts in the United States, making The View from the Bench and Chambers the most comprehensive and rich account of the operation of these courts to date.

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Publisher
University of Virginia Press
Year
2014
ISBN
9780813936000
Topic
Politics & International Relations
Subtopic
Political History & Theory

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