The Limits of Judicial Independence (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)

4.33 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780521135054: The Limits of Judicial Independence (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This book investigates the causes and consequences of congressional attacks on the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the extent of public support for judicial independence constitutes the practical limit of judicial independence. First, the book presents a historical overview of Court-curbing proposals in Congress. Then, building on interviews with Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, and judicial and legislative staffers, as well as existing research, the book theorizes that congressional attacks are driven by public discontent with the Court. From this theoretical model, predictions are derived about the decision to engage in Court-curbing and judicial responsiveness to Court-curbing activity in Congress. The Limits of Judicial Independence draws on illustrative archival evidence, systematic analysis of an original dataset of Court-curbing proposals introduced in Congress from 1877 onward, and judicial decisions. This evidence demonstrates that Court-curbing is driven primarily by public opposition to the Court, and that the Court responds to those proposals by engaging in self-restraint and moderating its decisions.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

This book examines the relationship among the U.S. Supreme Court, Congress, and the public. Contrasting most studies of Court-Congress relations in the United States (which assume that the Court is primarily concerned with avoiding statutory reversals of its decisions), the book argues that the Court's primary concern is protecting its institutional legitimacy and securing compliance with its decisions. In addition to borrowing from recent research in comparative politics, the book uses a combination of interviews with Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, and Court and Congress staffers to develop a formal model of Court-Congress relations. The book uses an original dataset of Court-curbing bills from 1877 to assess why members of Congress introduce such legislation and how the Court reacts to the bills.

About the Author:

Tom S. Clark is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Emory University. His research interests include American judicial institutions and the interaction between courts and other political actors. His research has been published in numerous journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, and the Journal of Theoretical Politics. His dissertation, on which this book is based, was awarded the 2009 Carl Albert Award for the Best Dissertation from the Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association. Clark received his Ph.D. and MA from Princeton University and BA from Rutgers University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 24.99
US$ 22.10

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780521194884: The Limits of Judicial Independence (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0521194881 ISBN 13:  9780521194884
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2010
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Tom S. Clark
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0521135052 ISBN 13: 9780521135054
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book investigates the causes and consequences of congressional attacks on the US Supreme Court, arguing that the extent of public support for judicial independence constitutes the practical limit of judicial independence. First, the book presents a historical overview of Court-curbing proposals in Congress. Then, building on interviews with Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, and judicial and legislative staffers, the book theorizes that congressional attacks are driven by public discontent with the Court. From this theoretical model, predictions are derived about the decision to engage in Court-curbing and judicial responsiveness to Court-curbing activity in Congress. The Limits of Judicial Independence draws on illustrative archival evidence, systematic analysis of an original dataset of Court-curbing proposals introduced in Congress from 1877 onward and judicial decisions. Seller Inventory # AAA9780521135054

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Tom S. Clark
Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521135052 ISBN 13: 9780521135054
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780521135054

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.09
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Tom S. Clark
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0521135052 ISBN 13: 9780521135054
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This book investigates the causes and consequences of congressional attacks on the US Supreme Court, arguing that the extent of public support for judicial independence constitutes the practical limit of judicial independence. First, the book presents a historical overview of Court-curbing proposals in Congress. Then, building on interviews with Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, and judicial and legislative staffers, the book theorizes that congressional attacks are driven by public discontent with the Court. From this theoretical model, predictions are derived about the decision to engage in Court-curbing and judicial responsiveness to Court-curbing activity in Congress. The Limits of Judicial Independence draws on illustrative archival evidence, systematic analysis of an original dataset of Court-curbing proposals introduced in Congress from 1877 onward and judicial decisions. Seller Inventory # AAA9780521135054

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Clark, Tom S.
Published by Cambridge University Press 11/22/2010 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0521135052 ISBN 13: 9780521135054
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press 11/22/2010, 2010. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Limits of Judicial Independence. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780521135054

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Clark, Tom S.
Published by Cambridge University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0521135052 ISBN 13: 9780521135054
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0521135052

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Clark, Tom S.
ISBN 10: 0521135052 ISBN 13: 9780521135054
New Quantity Available: 18
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780521135054

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Thomas S. Clark
ISBN 10: 0521135052 ISBN 13: 9780521135054
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. This book investigates the causes and consequences of congressional attacks on the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the extent of public support for judicial independence constitutes the p.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 334 pages. 0.476. Seller Inventory # 9780521135054

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Clark, Tom S.
Published by Cambridge Univ Pr (2011)
ISBN 10: 0521135052 ISBN 13: 9780521135054
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge Univ Pr, 2011. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 352 pages. 8.75x5.75x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0521135052

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

TOM S. CLARK
ISBN 10: 0521135052 ISBN 13: 9780521135054
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780521135054 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0447813

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.46
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Clark, Tom S.
Published by Cambridge University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0521135052 ISBN 13: 9780521135054
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2010. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FM-9780521135054

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book