Are judges political?
an empirical analysis of the Federal Judiciary
- ISBN: 9780815782346
- Editorial: The Brookings Institutions
- Fecha de la edición: 2006
- Lugar de la edición: Washington, D. C.. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
- Encuadernación: Cartoné
- Medidas: 24 cm
- Nº Pág.: 177
- Idiomas: Inglés
Americans are engaged in an intense debate about their judicial branch of government. Some people worry about "activist" judges who are "legislating from the bench," making an end run around electoral democracy, while others feel that the judiciary is properly protecting fundamental rights. How do the political leanings of judges affect their activity on the bench? To put it another way, Are Judges Political? And to what degree? This provocative book produces real answers by looking at what judges actually do, injecting fact and analysis into a discussion that is all too often overwhelmed by sound bites and ideological howling.
Auts, Cass R. Sunstein...[et.al]