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Judicial Independence at the Crossroads
An Interdisciplinary Approach

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April 2002 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book provides a path-breaking, interdisciplinary collection of essays by leading scholars on the contentious issues of judicial independence and federal judicial selection.
 
Reconsidering Judicial Independence
Stephen B. Burbank, Barry Friedman & Deborah Goldberg
Introduction
Stephen B. Burbank & Barry Friedman
Reconsidering Judicial Independence
 
The Meaning of Judicial Independence: Theoretical Dimensions
Lewis A. Kornhauser
Is Judicial Independence a Useful Concept?
Edward Rubin
Independence as a Governance Mechanism
 
Theory and Evidence
Terri Jennings Peretti
Does Judicial Independence Exist? The Lessons of Social Science Research
Charles M. Cameron
Judicial Independence: How Can You Tell It When You See It? And, Who Cares?
Charles H. Franklin
Behavioral Factors Affecting Judicial Independence
Charles Gardner Geyh
Customary Independence
 
Comparative Dimensions
Lee Epstein, Jack Knight & Olga Shvetsova
Selecting Selection Systems
Kim Lane Schepple
Declarations of Independence
 
Appendix: Conference Participants
 
Index
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors
 
Appendix A: Conference Participants

" The authors provide an excellent examination of judicial independence that tends to raise more questions than answers…a fascinating book that raises important questions about a concept that is often used, but that is poorly understood… I would highly recommend this book for all scholars of public law because of its richness of information as well as how the essays call into question the common assumptions about what judicial independence is and how it can be protected"

The Law and Politics Book Review

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Stephen B. Burbank

Stephen B. Burbank is the David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Professor Burbank served as law clerk to Justice Robert Braucher of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and to Chief Justice Warren Burger. He was General Counsel of the University of Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1980. Professor Burbank is the author of numerous articles on federal court rulemaking, complex litigation, international civil litigation and judicial independence and accountability. He was the principal author of Rule 11 in Transition: The Report of... More About Author

Barry Friedman

Barry Friedman (A.B. 1978, University of Chicago; J.D. 1982, Georgetown University) is a Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, where he writes and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, and criminal procedure. His areas of specialty are judicial review and federalism. His most recent project has been an extended political history of judicial review. From there he is turning to a project discussing the difficulty with modeling judicial review; this project delves deeply into the empirical and game theoretic literature on the subject. Professor Friedman also practices law, both privately and... More About Author

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