May 21, 2018  
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POLI 245 - Courts, Judges and American Judicial Politics

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
This course examines the central issues in Judicial Politics and the principal questions asked within the subfield. Among other topics, students will consider the role of the courts in the American political system, the structure of the federal and state judiciaries, the judicial selection process, the nature of decision-making, inter-branch relations and conflict within the judicial hierarchy, public opinion on the institution, and the social impact of courts. In the course, special emphasis is placed on exploring how and why U.S. courts are political institutions and American judges are political actors. Taneisha Means

Two 75-minute periods.



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