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U.S. federal judges are motivated by much more than putting their policy and political preferences into law

Epstein, Lee and Knight, Jack (2013) U.S. federal judges are motivated by much more than putting their policy and political preferences into law. LSE American Politics and Policy (22 Oct 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

What motivates U.S. federal judges and the types of decisions they make? While for a great deal of time, many judicial commentators have maintained that translating their own political values into law is the prime motivator for federal judges, Lee Epstein and Jack Knight disagree. Looking at the U.S. courts over the past 60 years, they find evidence that policy-centric accounts can no longer explain judicial behavior. They argue that judges are motivated by aspects of job satisfaction, external satisfaction, leisure, salary, and promotion – not just by ideology.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
JEL classification: F - International Economics > F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy > F59 - International Relations and International Political Economy: Other
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 08:50
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 14:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58317

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