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How Judges Think

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$24.00 • £19.95 • €21.50

ISBN 9780674048065

Publication Date: 05/01/2010


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 line illustration, 8 tables


  • Introduction
  • I. The Basic Model
    • Nine Theories of Judicial Behavior
    • The Judge as Labor-Market Participant
    • The Judge as Occasional Legislator
    • The Mind of the Legislating Judge
  • II. The Model Elaborated
    • The Judicial Environment: External Constraints on Judging
    • Altering the Environment: Tenure and Salary Issues
    • Judicial Method: Internal Constraints on Judging
    • Judges Are Not Law Professors
    • Is Pragmatic Adjudication Inescapable?
  • III. Justices
    • The Supreme Court Is a Political Court
    • Comprehensive Constitutional Theories
    • Judicial Cosmopolitanism
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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