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Author Ramseyer, J. Mark, 1954-

Title Measuring judicial independence : the political economy of judging in Japan / J. Mark Ramseyer and Eric B. Rasmusen
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 201 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in law and economics
Studies in law and economics (Chicago, Ill.)
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: 1968; 1. The Setting; 2. Preliminary Empirics: Methodology and Communist Judges; 3. The Effect of Judicial Decisions: Anti-Government Opinions and Electoral Law Disputes; 4. Political Disputes: Military, Malapportionment, Injunctions, and Constitutional Law; 5. Administrative Disputes: Taxpayers against the Government; 6. Criminal Cases: Suspects against the Government; 7. Toward a Party-Alternation Theory of Comparative Judicial Independence; 8. Conclusions; Appendixes; References; Index
Summary The role of the U.S. Supreme Court in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election raised questions in the minds of many Americans about the relationships between judges and political influence; the following years saw equally heated debates over the appropriate role of political ideology in selecting federal judges. Legal scholars have always debated these questions--asking, in effect, how much judicial systems operate on merit and principle and how much they are shaped by politics. The Japanese Constitution, like many others, requires that all judges be "independent in the exercise of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-196) and index
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Subject Courts -- Japan.
Judges -- Japan.
Judicial process -- Japan.
Political questions and judicial power -- Japan.
Form Electronic book
Author Rasmusen, Eric.
LC no. 2002072081
ISBN 0226703878 (electronic bk.)
9780226703879 (electronic bk.)