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The Resource These estimable courts : understanding public perceptions of state judicial institutions and legal policy-making, Damon M. Cann and Jeff Yates

These estimable courts : understanding public perceptions of state judicial institutions and legal policy-making, Damon M. Cann and Jeff Yates

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These estimable courts : understanding public perceptions of state judicial institutions and legal policy-making
Title
These estimable courts
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understanding public perceptions of state judicial institutions and legal policy-making
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Damon M. Cann and Jeff Yates
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Language
eng
Summary
"[This book] explores how citizens feel about the government institutions at the front lines of jurisprudential policy-making in America - our nation's state and local courts. The book's central focus concerns a primary question of governance: why do people support and find legitimate the institutions that govern their lives? [The authors] evaluate the factors that drive citizens' support for their state and local courts and that influence peoples' perceptions of the proper role of these courts in our society, as well as how judicial policy-making should be made. A viable democracy depends upon citizen belief in the legitimacy of government institutions. Nowhere is this more evident than in judicial institutions. Courts depend heavily on a reservoir of public good will and institutional legitimacy to get their decrees obeyed by the public and implemented by other policy actors. It enables courts to weather the storm of counter-majoritarian decisions and remain effective governing bodies whose edicts are respected and followed. [This book] takes advantage of new original survey data to evaluate citizens' beliefs about the legitimacy of state courts as well as a number of important related concerns. These include peoples' views concerning how judges decide cases, the role of judges and courts in policy-making, the manner in which we select judges, and finally, the dynamics of citizens' views regarding compliance with the law and legal institutions." -- Book jacket
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DLC
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1976-
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Cann, Damon M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1965-
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Yates, Jeff
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  • Courts
  • Court administration
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Judicial process
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These estimable courts : understanding public perceptions of state judicial institutions and legal policy-making, Damon M. Cann and Jeff Yates
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-158) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 167 pages
Isbn
9780199307210
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015026400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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YBP Library Services
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918940725
Label
These estimable courts : understanding public perceptions of state judicial institutions and legal policy-making, Damon M. Cann and Jeff Yates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 167 pages
Isbn
9780199307210
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015026400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
YBP Library Services
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918940725

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