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Perspectives on Causes and Consequences

in Specializing the Courts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226039541
eISBN:
9780226039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039565.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces the issues of the causes and consequences of judicial specialization. It first describes the potential effects of high levels of specialization along its two dimensions on the ... More


A First Look at Judicial Specialization

in Specializing the Courts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226039541
eISBN:
9780226039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039565.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces judicial specialization, and also considers the book's first question: The extent of judicial specialization in the United States. People assume that specialization is both ... More


Putting the Pieces Together

in Specializing the Courts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226039541
eISBN:
9780226039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039565.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter evaluates why courts in the United States have become more specialized and how specialization has affected the outputs that courts produce. The desirability of judicial specialization ... More


Specializing the Courts

Lawrence Baum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226039541
eISBN:
9780226039565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039565.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Most Americans think that judges should be, and are, generalists who decide a wide array of cases. Nonetheless, we now have specialized courts in many key policy areas. This book provides a ... More


Criminal Cases

in Specializing the Courts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226039541
eISBN:
9780226039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039565.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the specialization in criminal law in the states, highlighting the courts that hear specific subsets of criminal cases. Separating criminal and civil cases allows judges who ... More


Economic Issues: Government Litigation

in Specializing the Courts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226039541
eISBN:
9780226039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039565.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the federal courts that address disputes between government and private parties. It is organized in terms of three major roles of government on economic matters: Obtaining ... More


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