The Gatekeepers: Federal District Courts in the Political Process

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Abortion, 2, 5, 210 (table); and Bush, 156-158, 209; and Carter, 118-119, 207, 211; and Clinton, 170-171, 209, 211-212; and Ford, 100, 207, 211; and John Kennedy, 76, 204, 205, 209; and Johnson, 204, 205, 210; and Nixon, 96- 97, 206, 210, 211, 220; and partial- birth, 170-171, 209 (partial-birth abortion procedure described), 194n.125, 209; and Reagan, 130-132, 203, 149 n.91, 208, 211
Acheson, Eleanor D., 180-182, 183
Adams, John, 12
Adarand Constructors Inc. v. Pena, 196 n. 154
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO), 16-17
Administrative Office to the U.S. Courts, 167, 185
Affirmative action, 2, 5, 215 (table); and Bush, 158-159, 209, 216; and Carter, 120-121, 207, 214; and Clinton, 174- 175, 209, 216; and Ford, 207, 214; and Johnson, 86-88, 205, 214; and John Kennedy, 79, 214; and Nixon, 93-94, 214; and Reagan, 132-134, 208, 215
African-American judges, 6, 43, 50, 64- 66 (table), 83, 84, 90, 97, 98, 102, 104 n.11, 108n.64, 118, 120, 123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 136, 137, 143, 144, 145 n.4, 167, 174, 179, 183, 214, 220, 224 (figure), 273; and attitudes and beliefs, 223-246; and attitudes on race and class, 237-243, 237-238 (table), 239 (figures), 241 (figure), 242 (figures), 243 (figure); and attitudes on selection, 230-235, 229-233 (table); and criminal rights, 245n.15; and discretionary judgment, 230 (figure); and identity, 225; and the NDJS, 224, 227 (table); and perceptions as policymakers, 229 (table); and perceptions of the court, 235-237, 236 (table); and the SDCC, 223
Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education, 94, 112n.151
Alliance for Justice, 177, 181
American Bar Association (ABA), 5, 175, 188, 271; ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary, 42, 47, 49-55, 55 (table), 67, 99, 103, 127, 128, 141, 143, 163, 164, 184, 187, 188, 234, 254-255 (table), 271; and Bush, 50; 164; and Carter, 50, 127-128; and Clinton53, 164, 184; and Ford, 103; and Johnson, 92, and John Kennedy, 85-86; and Nixon, 50, 98; and Reagan, 50-51, 142- 143
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 171
American Judicature Society, 125, 147 n.52, 185

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