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Author Ward, Artemus, 1971-

Title Deciding to leave : the politics of retirement from the United States Supreme Court / Artemus Ward
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 344 pages) : illustrations
Series SUNY series in American constitutionalism
SUNY series in American constitutionalism.
Summary While much has been written on Supreme Court appointments, Deciding to Leave provides the first systematic look at the process by which justices decide to retire from the bench, and why this has become increasingly partisan in recent years. Since 1954, generous retirement provisions and decreasing workloads have allowed justices to depart strategically when a president of their own party occupies the White House. Otherwise, the justices remain in their seats, often past their ability to effectively participate in the work of the Court. While there are benefits and drawbacks to various reform proposals, Ward argues that mandatory retirement goes farthest in combating partisanship and protecting the institution of the Court
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-328) and index
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Subject United States. Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- Retirement.
Judges -- Retirement -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002030977
ISBN 079145651X (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0791456528 (paperback; alk. paper)
1417523972 (electronic bk.)
9780791456514 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791456521 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781417523979 (electronic bk.)