Politics and the Courts: Toward a General Theory of Public Law

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Index
abortion, 55-57, 63-64, 67, 104, 117; biological debate, 5; decision, 55; federal court outcomes, 64; laws, 62, 67; limits on, 65; movement, 64; rights, 66-67
abortion cases, 6, 53, 57-58, 61, 66- 68, 105
adjudication, 71-73, 86
administrative adjudication, 104
Administrative Appeals Board, 71
administrative decision makers, 12, 71- 72, 78; and foreign policy goals, 15
administrative decision making, 72, 78
advisory opinions, 78; in asylum cases, 77; in immigration cases, 15
agencies, 71; and federal court cases, 10, 43
agency abuses, correction of, 72
agency action, challenges to, 72
agency adjudication, 73-74
ambiguity, policy goals and, 14
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 62, 86
American Immigration Lawyers' Association, 87
amicus curiae, 8, 23, 43, 45, 58, 73, 78, 82, 84, 85
Amnesty International, 87
anti-abortion movement, 58, 61-63, 64- 65, 66, 67, 103
appeals: asylum-related, to federal courts, 13; interest groups and, 11; judicial, 4
Arab lobby, 47
asylees, 13, 22, 74
asylum, 112, 126; request for, 14; statutory recognition, 74
asylum and witholding, 82, 112; applications for, 76; claims and appeals, 85; standards for, 15; vagueness of standards, 15
asylum policy, 11, 74; humanitarian goals of, 84
asylum-related appeals, 6, 10, 11, 17, 38, 71, 74, 76-79, 81, 84-87, 103-4, 127; court outcomes in, 21, 79; Democratic presidents and, 11; immigrant flow, 18, 43; interest groups and, 18; organizational involvement and, 20; party affiliation and, 18
Basta, 118-21, 124
biases, 57; of federal courts, 21
"black letter law," 54

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