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Author Schudson, Charles B., author.

Title Independence corrupted : how America's judges make their decisions / Charles Benjamin Schudson.

Publication Info. Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2018]


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Description xi, 272 pages ; 24 cm
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Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ Orators lcsh
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Independence and corruption -- Part One. Judges. Who's the judge? -- The prosecutor's perspective -- The decision-making ideal -- Part Two. In chambers. The trial judge : birth, aborted : State v. Monica Migliorino Miller -- The appellate judge : birth, premature : Peterman v. Midwestern National Insurance Company, Special Products, Inc., Frank A. Busalacchi, and Visuals Plus, Inc. -- Standard of review : casting the legal drama -- The trial judge : life, and a lost teenager : In the interest of S.W., a child under eighteen years of age -- The appellate judge : life, and a sex predator : State v. Shawn Schulpius -- The trial judge : death, and a cherished child : State v. Anthony C. McClain -- The appellate judge : death, and three widows : Wischer v. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of America, Inc. -- The trial judge : religion, and white supremacists : State v. Hollin Lange and Patrick O'Malley -- The appellate judge : politics, "out on the point" : State v. L.C. Clay -- Indigestion : food, mood, and more -- Part Three. Vanishing independence. Judicial campaigns : declarations and contributions -- Begging the question : elective or appointive? -- Afterword: fathers and grandfathers.
Summary "[The author] takes readers behind the bench to probe judicial minds analyzing actual trials and sentencings--of abortion protesters, murderers, sex predators, white supremacists, and others. He takes us into chambers to hear judges forging appellate decisions about life and death, multimillion-dollar damages, and priceless civil rights. And, most significantly, he exposes the financial, political, personal, and professional pressures that threaten judicial ethics and independence. As political attacks on judges increase, [the author] calls for reforms to protect judicial independence and for vigilance to ensure justice for all."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Judicial process -- United States.
Judicial independence -- United States.
Judicial power -- United States.
Political questions and judicial power -- United States.
Judicial independence. (OCoLC)fst00984681
Judicial power. (OCoLC)fst00984696
Judicial process. (OCoLC)fst00984705
Political questions and judicial power. (OCoLC)fst01069674
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Title How America's judges make their decisions
ISBN 9780299320300 hardcover alkaline paper
0299320308 hardcover alkaline paper

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