Judges on Judging: Views from the Bench

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David M. O'Brien
Chatham House, 1997 - Law - 364 pages
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Based on the highly successful Views from the Bench, this comprehensive collection of essays by Supreme Court justices and federal district judges in the United States looks at how they approach their function as judges and the role of the judiciary in the American constitutional system. O'Brien contributes to the ongoing debate over off-the-bench commentaries and encourages readers to think about the qualities of judges and the role of courts in American politics.

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Most Americans don't understand what judges do. Yet they are ready to comment on the latest instance of any perceived example of judicial wrongdoing. O'Brien (government, Univ. of Virginia) believes ... Read full review

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I had to read this years ago for a class on judicial behavior. I wanted to go back and re-read some of the essays. Good stuff. Read full review


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David M. O Brien is Leone Reaves and George W. Spicer Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. He is the author of several books, including Constitutional Law and Politics and Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics, winner of the American Bar Association s Silver Gavel Award and now in its widely adopted Seventh Edition.

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