The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior

ISBN : 9780199579891

Lee Epstein; Stefanie A. Lindquist
592 ページ
171 x 246 mm
Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior offers readers a comprehensive introduction and analysis of research regarding decision making by judges serving on federal and state courts in the U.S. Featuring contributions from leading scholars in the field, the Handbook describes and explains how the courts' political and social context, formal institutional structures, and informal norms affect judicial decision making. The Handbook also explores the impact of judges' personal attributes and preferences, as well as prevailing legal doctrine, influence, and shape case outcomes in state and federal courts. The volume also proposes avenues for future research in the various topics addressed throughout the book. Consultant Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III.


Part I: Staffing the Court
1 Nancy Scherer: Appointing Federal Judges
2 Christine L. Nemacheck: Appointing Supreme Court Justices
3 James L. Gibson and Michael J. Nelson: Judicial Elections: Judges and Their 'New-Style' Constituencies
4 Albert Yoon: Federal Judicial Tenure
5 Artemus Ward: Law Clerks

Part II: The Litigation Process and Appellate Review
6 Christina L. Boyd: Gatekeeping and Filtering in Trial Courts
7 Donald R. Songer and Susan B. Haire: Access to Intermediate Appellate Courts
8 Ryan J. Owens and James Sieja: Agenda-Setting on the United States Supreme Court
9 Timothy R. Johnson: Courtroom Proceedings in U.S. Federal Courts

Part III: Judicial Decision-Making and Opinion Content
10 Pamela C. Corley: Opinion Writing
11 Thomas G. Hansford: Vertical Stare Decisis
12 David Klein: Law in Judicial Decision Making
13 Chad L. Westerland: The Strategic Analysis of Judicial Behavior and the Separation of Powers
14 Tom Clark: Judicial Review
15 Tracey E. George and Taylor Grace Weaver: The Role of Personal Attributes and Social Backgrounds on Judging
16 Justine D'Elia-Kueper and Jeffrey A. Segal: Ideology and Partisanship
17 Lee Epstein and Jack Knight: The Economic Analysis of Judicial Behavior

Part IV: Judges and their Publics
18 Lawrence Baum: Judges and Their Audiences
19 Jared Perkins and Paul M. Collins, Jr.: Interest Groups and the Judiciary
20 Thomas M. Keck: The Relationship between Courts and Legislatures
21 Jeffrey L. Yates and Scott Boddery: Courts and Executives
22 Rorie Solberg: Covering the Courts
23 Joseph Daniel Ura and Alison Higgins: The Supreme Court and Public Opinion
24 Matthew E.K. Hall: Judicial Impact

Part V: Methods and Approaches to Studying the Courts
25 Eileen Braman: Cognition in the Courts: Analyzing the Use of Experiments to Study Legal Decision-Making
26 Daniel E. Ho and Michael Morse: New Measurement Technologies: A Review and Application to Nuremberg and Justice Jackson
27 Sara C. Benesh: The Use of Observational Data to Study Law and the Judiciary


Lee Epstein is the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Professor Epstein's research and teaching centres on law and legal institutions, especially the behaviour of judges. She has received 12 grants from the National Science Foundation and is the author or co-author of over 100 articles and essays and 17 books, most recently, The Behavior of Federal Judges (with William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner) and An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research (with Andrew D. Martin). The New York Times and other news media frequently cite her work on the U.S. Supreme Court.; Stefanie A. Lindquist serves as Deputy Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Foundation Professor of Law and Political Science, at Arizona State University. Her research and teaching falls at the intersection of law and politics. Her previous publications include Measuring Judicial Activism (with Frank Cross, 2009).