Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 August 2011

368 Pages | 8 b/w illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780199795796

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The Power of Precedent

Michael J. Gerhardt

  • First comprehensive study to focus on the concept of precedent to appear in several decades
  • Timely topic: the concept of precedent has been and continues to be a hotly contested issue for the Supreme Court and among politicos
  • Interdisciplinary interest-the concept of precedent will interest political scientists who are interested in law, courts, and American political development

New to this Edition:

  • Updated to include latest legal decisions that affect or utilize judicial precedent
  • Contains a new afterword commenting on recent legal developments