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Courting Peril: The Political Transformation of the American Judiciary

Charles Gardner Geyh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190233495
eISBN:
9780190233518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233495.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The rule of law paradigm has long operated on the premise that independent judges disregard extralegal influences and impartially uphold the law. A political transformation several generations in the ... More


Introduction

Charles Gardner Geyh

in Courting Peril: The Political Transformation of the American Judiciary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190233495
eISBN:
9780190233518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233495.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The introduction begins with the rule of law paradigm, which has long operated on the premise that independent judges disregard extralegal influences and uphold the law. In recent decades, however, ... More


The Legal Culture Paradigm

Charles Gardner Geyh

in Courting Peril: The Political Transformation of the American Judiciary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190233495
eISBN:
9780190233518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233495.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 revisits the ailing rule of law paradigm and proposes, in its stead, a new “legal culture” paradigm, which rests on a different set of assumptions that comport more closely with the ... More


Conclusion

Charles Gardner Geyh

in Courting Peril: The Political Transformation of the American Judiciary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190233495
eISBN:
9780190233518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233495.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 8 summarizes six major points: (1) the rule of law paradigm has structured our conception of the American judiciary for centuries; (2) The landscape of the American courts is changing in ways ... More


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