What's Law Got to Do with It? What Judges Do, Why They Do It, and What's at Stake

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Index
ABA, see American Bar Association
Abortion rights, 24, 102, 207, 237, 270, 287
Accountability: electoral, 9, 224, 235–36, 250–51, 284; judicial independence and, 46, 52, 59, 236–38; of legislatures, 265; mechanisms, 250–51; public expectations of, 282, 298; research on, 46
Activist judges, 10, 109, 253
Administrate Procedure Act, 96
Affirmative action, 26–27, 102–3
Alabama Supreme Court, 179, 207
Alito, Samuel, 29
American Bar Association (ABA), 196, 238–40, 307
Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, 310
Appeals courts: circuit courts, 49, 100–101, 103, 162; federal, 29, 33–34, 49, 58, 76–77, 159–60, 330; institutional design, 176, 177–78; norms, 173, 175–78; panel effects, 49–50; precedents followed, 160–61, 175–78; relations among judges, 49–50, 82, 175–78; strategic behaviors, 49, 51. See also Intermediate appellate courts; State supreme courts
Appointments, judicial: arguments for, 9; drawbacks of system, 241, 262–63; legislative confirmation, 239, 251; legitimacy, 216n18; nomination process, 98, 109, 234, 239, 251; performance of judges, 262; political considerations, 97–98, 234, 239, 338–39; to state supreme courts, 239, 270–71
Arnold, Thurman W., 308, 315–21, 322
Attitudinal model: consequences, 59– 60; criticisms of, 47, 48, 50, 51, 102, 336; description, 26–29, 150; development, 1–2, 150; expected voting patterns, 27–28, 28 (fig.); ideological space, 26–27, 27 (fig.); implications, 74–75; importance, 156; legal realism and, 43; measures, 150; motivated reasoning, 104; performance, 150–51; policy preferences of judges, 26, 73, 74, 150, 152; pure, 73; research using, 148; strategic choice models and, 73–74, 152; Supreme Court as domain, 150
Baird, Vanessa A., 286
Barghothi, A. J., 237

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