Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 February 2016

216 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190233495

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Courting Peril

The Political Transformation of the American Judiciary

Charles Gardner Geyh

  • The legal culture paradigm offers a new way of thinking about courts that is descriptively accurate and normatively attractive.
  • For judges, lawyers, and organizations aligned with the legal establishment, this book explains why their longstanding efforts to depoliticize the courts are destined to fail, and offers a more promising approach to reform, that seeks to manage (while acknowledging the inevitability of) judicial politics.
  • For students of law and social science, this book builds a bridge between traditionalists within the legal profession who are loath to concede the relevance of extralegal influences on judicial decision-making, and social scientists who are comparably reluctant to concede the relevance of law.