Lee Epstein
Lee Epsteing Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor
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Published in 2005. Hampshire, England: Ashgate. In the International Library of Essays in Law and Society.
584 pp.
ISBN: 0 7546 2475 7

Lee Epstein, editor

This book houses twenty of "best already published articles" on courts and judges. The list of articles follows; click here (.pdf) for my introduction to the volume (uncorrected page proofs).

The Selection and Retention of Judges

  1. Cameron, Charles M., Albert D. Cover and Jeffrey A. Segal. 1990. “Senate Voting on Supreme Court Nominees: A Neoinstitutional Model.” American Political Science Review 84: 525-534.
  2. Moraski, Brian J. and Charles R. Shipan. 1999. “The Politics of Supreme Court Nominations: A Theory of Institutional Choice and Constraints.” American Journal of Political Science 43:1069-1095.
  3. Hall, Melinda Gann. 1987. “Constituent Influence in State Supreme Court: Conceptual Notes and a Case Study.” Journal of Politics 49:1117-1124.

Judicial Decision Making

  1. Pritchett, C. Herman. 1941. “Divisions of Opinion among Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.” American Political Science Review 35:890-898.
  2. Walker, Thomas G., Lee Epstein and William J. Dixon. 1988. “On the Mysterious Demise of Consensual Norms in the United States Supreme Court.” Journal of Politics 50:361-389.
  3. Schubert, Glendon. 1958. “The Study of Judicial Decision-Making as an Aspect of Political Behavior.” American Political Science Review 52:1007-1025.
  4. Caldeira, Gregory A., John R. Wright and Christopher J. Zorn. 1999. “Sophisticated Voting and Gate-Keeping in the Supreme Court.”Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization 15:549-572.
  5. Segal, Jeffrey A. 1984. “Predicting Supreme Court Decisions Probabilistically: The Search and Seizure Cases.” American Political Science Review 78:891-900.
  6. Goldman, Sheldon. 1966. “Voting Behavior on the United States Courts of Appeals, 1961-1964.” American Political Science Review 60:374-383.
  7. Giles, Micheal W. and Thomas G. Walker. 1975. “Judicial Policy-Making and Southern School Desegregation.” Journal of Politics 37:917-936.
  8. Sherry, Suzanna. 1986. “Civic Virtue and the Feminine Voice in Constitutional Adjudication.” Virginia Law Review 72:543-616.
  9. Posner, Richard A. 1993. What Do Judges and Justices Maximize? (The Same Thing Everybody Else Does). Supreme Court Economic Review 3:1-41.
  10. Maltzman, Forrest and Paul J. Wahlbeck. 1996. “Strategic Policy Considerations and Voting Fluidity on the Burger Court.” American Journal of Political Science 90:581-592.

Limitations on Judicial Power

  1. Murphy, Walter F. 1959. “Lower Court Checks on Supreme Court Power.” American Political Science Review 53:1017-1031.
  2. Cross, Frank B. and Emerson H. Tiller. 1998. “Judicial Partisanship and Obedience to Legal Doctrine: Whistleblowing on the Federal Courts of Appeals.” Yale Law Journal 107:2155-2175.
  3. Eskridge, Jr., William N. 1991. “Overriding Supreme Court Statutory Interpretation Decisions.” Yale Law Journal 101:331-417.
  4. Helmke, Gretchen. 291-303. “The Logic of Strategic Defection: Court-Executive Relations in Argentina Under Dictatorship and Democracy.” American Political Science Review 96:291-303.

The Role of Courts in Democracies

  1. Dahl, Robert A. 1957. “Decision-Making in a Democracy: The Supreme Court as a National Policymaker.” Journal of Public Law 6:279-295.
  2. Rosenberg, Gerald N. 1999. “African-American Rights After Brown.” Journal of Supreme Court History 24:201-225.
  3. Franklin, Charles H. and Liane C. Kosaki. 1989. “Republican Schoolmaster: The U.S. Supreme Court, Public Opinion, and Abortion.” American Political Science Review 83:751-771.