Abstract: Since the 1940's, the study of law and the judiciary has tended away from 'black letter' legal doctrine toward broader socio-political conceptions of adjudication. This book records and analyzes these developments.
Keywords: book review, law, politics, judicial power activism, courts, United States.
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Title: American Judicial Politics
Author: Harry P. Stumpf
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Date Published: January 1988
ISBN: 0155023403
LOCN: KF8719.S88 1988
Dewey: 347.73/1 347.3071 19
Pages: 494
Bibliography: 170
Footnotes: 1080
Figures: 15
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Part I: The Judicial Setting

Chapter 1: Jurisprudence Old and New: Ways of Thinking About Law

Chapter 2: Law and the Judicial Function

Chapter 3: State Judicial Organization

Chapter 4: The Federal Courts

Part II: Judicial Personnel

Chapter 5: The Politics of Judicial Selection: The State Experience

Chapter 6: Federal Judicial Selection

Chapter 7: The Politics of Legal Advice

Part III: The Judicial Process

Chapter 8: The Civil Judicial Process

Chapter 9: The Judicial Process in Criminal Cases

Chapter 10: The State Appellate Process

Chapter 11: Federal Appeals

Part IV: Courts and Society

Chapter 12: Judicial Policies: Compliance, Implementation and Impact

Chapter 13: American Courts: An Assessment


Author:        Stumpf, Harry P.
Title:         American judicial politics / Harry P. Stumpf.
Published:     San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1988.
Description:   xiii, 494 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
LC Call No.:   KF8719.S88 1988
Dewey No.:     347.73/1 347.3071 19
ISBN:          0155023403
Notes:         Includes bibliographies and indexes.
Subjects:      Courts -- United States.
               Judicial power -- United States.
Control No.:   87081100 


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