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Author Griffith, J. A. G. (John Aneurin Grey)

Title The politics of the judiciary
Edition Second edition
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Humanities Press, 1977


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Description 224 pages ; 23 cm
Series Master issues of modern British politics
Political issues of modern Britain
Master issues of modern British politics
Political issues of modern Britain.
Contents Part One: The Judiciary. 1. Courts and judges -- 2. Extrajudicial activity. Part Two: Cases. 3. Industrial relations -- 4. Personal rights -- 5. Property rights and the control of ministerial discretion -- 6. The uses of conspiracy -- 7. Students and trade union members. Part Three: Policy. 8. Judicial creativity -- 9. The political role
Summary "How neutral are our courts and judges? Can they be influenced by political pressures? How deep is the involvement of the judiciary with politics? This controversial book looks at the political role of the judiciary in the government of the country. Industrial relations, police powers, racial discrimination, property rights and conspiracy are all areas where in recent years the judiciary has had to make political decisions. Yet judges come almost exclusively from one social class, are not selected 'democratically' and may be less neutral than we imagine. J. A. G. Griffith looks at how judges are chosen and the kind of people they are. He examines a series of cases where judicial decisions had political implications, and discusses the extrajudicial work judges may be asked to do. Finally he asks whether the necessary and inevitable involvement of the judiciary with politics can be in the public interest."
Notes Also published: London : Fontana, 1977
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Courts -- Great Britain.
Judicial power -- England.
Judicial power -- Great Britain.
Political questions and judicial power -- Great Britain.
LC no. 77088391
ISBN 0391005510 (Humanities)