xxxiv, 137 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
1498542999 hardcover ; alkaline paper 9781498542999 hardcover ; alkaline paper 9781498543002 1498543006 9781498543002
"Foregrounding religious, racialized and gendered disputes, [this book] examines state supreme court decision making during controversies. Using case studies within Alabama, Louisiana, and Wisconsin, [the author] identifies and analyses the predominant factors influencing decision making in times of court contention. In this book, [the author] assesses how the justices' interpersonal dynamics and controversial issues of religion, race, and gender impact their decision making. Specifically, the book focuses on former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and the Ten Commandments monument crisis, Louisiana Chief Justice Bernette Johnson and her elevation dispute, and former Wisconsin Justice David Prosser and his conflicts with two female colleagues. The book contributes to the literature on decision making in state appellate courts by building upon established models utilized for assessing these courts' decisions."-- Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-130) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Preface Introduction Decision making in the U.S. Supreme Court and state supreme courts Chief Justice Roy Moore and the Alabama Supreme Court 2001-2003 Elevating Chief Justice Bernette Johnson in Louisiana Verbal and physical assaults in Wisconsin Supreme Court Controversies, state court judges, and decision making.
KF8736 .S56 2018
Available in Other Form
Online version: Shomade, Salmon A., 1967- Decision making and controversies in state supreme courts. Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2018
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.,