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Published: 17 March 1988

384 Pages | 4 illus.

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

ISBN: 9780195041927

Bookseller Code (04)


Hard Judicial Choices

Federal District Court Judges and State and Local Officials

Phillip J. Cooper

The first book to view complex judicial decisions through the eyes of the district judges themselves, this work examines five comparative case studies involving housing discrimination, school desegregation, mental health reform, prison conditions, and alleged police misconduct. Hard Judicial Choices produces a model of remedial decree litigation that challenges widely held assumptions about the role of judges in institutional reform cases and the relationship between public policy and the law.

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