The choices justices make

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CQ Press, 1998 - Law - 200 pages
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The Choices Justices Make argues convincingly that Supreme Court justices are policy-makers who strategically select courses of action by weighing not only their own preferences, but also the actions they expect from their colleagues on the Court, Congress, and the president.Enriched with unique data, stories, and internal documents culled from four justices' private papers, this book makes a strong case for the factors that hold sway over justices as they decide which cases to accept, how to vote in conference, and how to word their written opinions.

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User Review  - Alex Bloom - Goodreads

Reductive simplistic non-falsifiable account of how justices are strategic actors. This shouldn't be surprising once the reader understands that strategic doesn't mean advancing a policy agenda, but ... Read full review

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It was okay. Nothing special Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER one A Strategic Account of Judicial Decisions
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CHAPTER TWO Justices as Policy Seekers
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CHAPTER three Strategic Interaction
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About the author (1998)

Lee Epstein received her PhD from Emory University. She is the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law at Washington University of St. Louis. She is the author of 'Conservatives in Court' (1985) and the co-author of 'The Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, and Developments' (1994); 'Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Institutional Powers and Constraints' (1992);'Constitutional Law for A Changing America: Rights, Liberties and Justice: A Short Course' (1996);'The Choices Justices Make' (1998);'The Supreme Court of the United States: An Introduction' (1993);'The Supreme Court and Legal Change: Abortion and the Death Penalty' (1992);'Public Interest Law Sourcebook: An Annotated Bibliography and Research Guide' (1992) and 'Public Interest Law Groups' (1989), as well as various journal articles and chapters in edited volumes. Epstein serves on the board of multiple Political Science Associations andhas been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation, the Center for New Institutional Social Science, the Business, Law, and Economics Center at Washington University, Southern Methodist University, and the Earhart Foundation. Southern Methodist University awarded her the Margareta Deschner Teaching Award in 1988 and the Rotunda Teaching Award in 1988 and 1991. She has also been named Professor of the Year, 2000 by Washington University's Undergraduate Political Science Association; Faculty of the Year, 2000 by the Washington University Student Union and Outstanding Faculty Member, 1999 by Washington University's Women's Panhellenic Association.

Knight has written comic books, cartoons, screenplays and teleplays. He has worked for Disney, Fox, MGM, Sony/Columbia, Universal and other studios.