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Lee Epsteing Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor
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COURTS, JUDGES, & POLITICS (6th ed.)
2005. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Walter F. Murphy
C. Herman Pritchett
Lee Epstein
Jack Knight

Description  (from McGraw-Hill)

This classic reader has been a best selling component to the Judicial Process/Judicial Politics/American Legal System course for years. Now thoroughly updated while retaining the features that made it attractive for so long: organization, structure, coverage, narrative, choice of excerpts, and flexibility in use, Lee Epstein, Jack Knight and Walter Murphy continue the tradition of this book.

Contents            

Part I. The Nature of Judging

Chapter 1 Political Jurisprudence
Chapter 2 Courts in Constitutional Democracies

Part II. The American Legal System

Chapter 3 Judicial Organization
Chapter 4 Judicial Selection and Retention
Chapter 5 The Bar

Part III. Judicial Power

Chapter 6 Access to Judicial Power
Chapter 7 Instruments of Judicial Power
Chapter 8 Limitations on Judicial Power

Part IV. Judicial Decision Making

Chapter 9 Fact Finding in the Courts
Chapter 10 Precedents and Legal Reasoning
Chapter 11 Statutory Interpretation
Chapter 12 Constitutional Interpretation
Chapter 13 The Processes of Judicial Decision Making
Chapter 14 The Impact of Judicial Decisions