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Federal Judges Revealed

William Domnarski

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

The power and influence of the federal judiciary has been widely discussed and understood. And while there have been a fair number of institutional studies of individual district courts or courts of ... More


The Supreme Court, the Elected Branches, and the Constitution

Anna Harvey

in A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300171112
eISBN:
9780300199192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171112.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Many believe that federal judges in the United States are free to decide cases independently of elected branch preferences; others state the contrary. This chapter questions both these propositions. ... More


from Wall Street Lawyer to Federal District Judge

Gerald Gunther

in Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195377774
eISBN:
9780199869374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377774.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter traces the path of Learned Hand's career from lawyer to federal district judge. In mid-November 1902, Hand had begun his New York law practice at the Wall Street firm of Zabriskie, ... More


Judicial Appointments Recounted

William Domnarski

in Federal Judges Revealed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter presents the stories behind the judges' appointment to the federal bench. The stories touch on many of the variants in the nomination process and present in revealing details how the ... More


Introduction

William Domnarski

in Federal Judges Revealed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This introductory chapter discusses the importance of oral histories in determining answers to the questions of who the judges are and what they do. The oral histories feature federal judges who were ... More


Nature of the Job

William Domnarski

in Federal Judges Revealed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter presents stories about the nature of federal judgeship. Federal judgeship can be defined and perhaps even described by reference to statutory authority, but its nature can be described ... More


In Chambers, in Court, and Getting Along with Others

William Domnarski

in Federal Judges Revealed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter focuses on what judges do in court and in chambers. The oral histories not only present more judges describing their work habits and procedures, but provide the added bonus of them going ... More


The Peak Of Political Enthusiasm: Herbert Croly, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Progressive Years

Gerald Gunther

in Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195377774
eISBN:
9780199869374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377774.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on Learned Hand's years as a federal district judge and his participation in politics. As Hand gained greater confidence as a district judge, he reported to Herbert Croly that ... More


Once Appointed, Transition to the Job

William Domnarski

in Federal Judges Revealed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter presents the stories of judges as they adjusted to their new job. No matter what federal judges did before getting their appointments, there is a transition to the new job that takes ... More


Judicial Opinions

William Domnarski

in Federal Judges Revealed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter presents the oral histories of judges regarding judicial opinions. The courts of appeal are charged with the task of reviewing the decisions of the lower district courts and use the ... More


When They Were Lawyers

William Domnarski

in Federal Judges Revealed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter details the lives of judges when they were lawyers. The oral histories portray the practice of law in the decades of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and present a sharp image of ... More


Judges on Lawyers and Other Judges

William Domnarski

in Federal Judges Revealed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter presents the opinions of Article III judges about lawyers and other judges. Among these is that judges find preparation to be the most important quality that a good lawyer possesses. The ... More


The Kania Court (1950–1)

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the formation of the Kania Court of 1950–1. What would become the Kania Court began to take shape on 20 June 1946, the date of both Sir Srinivasa Varadachariah’s retirement and ... More


Life Before Admission to the Bar

William Domnarski

in Federal Judges Revealed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter details the lives of Article Three judges prior to their admission to the bar. The early ones are common to us all, while the later steps reflect a particular professional choice. In ... More


Promotion To The Second Circuit

Gerald Gunther

in Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195377774
eISBN:
9780199869374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377774.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter details Learned Hand's promotion to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. By the spring of 1917, after only eight years on the bench, Hand was the most senior judge of his district. He ... More


Does the Constitution Enact the Republican Party Platform? Beyond Bush v. Gore

Cass R. Sunstein (ed.)

in Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300093797
eISBN:
9780300127003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093797.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that the importance of Bush v. Gore lies not so much in what it did as in what it reveals about the nature of the federal judiciary in the current period. Because of Bush v. Gore, ... More


Pulling the Purse Strings: An Information Theory of Crisis Jurisprudence

in The Judicial Power of the Purse: How Courts Fund National Defense in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226771120
eISBN:
9780226771151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771151.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter introduces the information theory of crisis jurisprudence, positing that judges wield their fiscal power as a double-edged sword with the goal of assuring the nation consumes the ... More


Introduction

in The Judicial Power of the Purse: How Courts Fund National Defense in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226771120
eISBN:
9780226771151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771151.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book argues that while Court Holding and Cumberland seem confusing and irreconcilable on their face, the cases are in fact wholly predicable if important factors are taken into account, namely ... More


4 Centralizing Policy and Patronage

Peter Margulies

in Law's Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795590
eISBN:
9780814759608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795590.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Bush administration's attempts to displace traditional criteria and processes, such as merit selection, to centralize justice policy. It begins with an overview of ... More


Estimating the Effect of Elected Branch Preferences on Supreme Court Judgments

Anna Harvey

in A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300171112
eISBN:
9780300199192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171112.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter asks: irrespective of the frequency of elected branch sanctions, do federal judges defer to elected branch preferences in their decisions? This chapter, and the ones that follow, narrow ... More


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