Judges on Judging: Views from the Bench

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David M. O'Brien
CQ Press, 2004 - Law - 327 pages
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In this wide-ranging collection, Supreme Court justices, as well as lower federal court and state court judges, discuss the judicial process, constitutional interpretation, statutory interpretation, judicial federalism, and the role of the judiciary in American politics. A balanced mix of perspectives, these views from the bench feature commentary from such distinguished jurists as Bork, Rehnquist, and Scalia to Brennan, Breyer, Ginsburg, and Marshall.

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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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David M. O Brien is Leone Reaves and George W. Spicer Professor at the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees in philosophy and political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is the author of numerous 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.

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