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These Estimable Courts: Understanding Public Perceptions of State Judicial Institutions and Legal Policy-Making

Damon M. Cann and Jeff Yates

Abstract

This book investigates and analyzes how citizens feel about the government institutions at the front lines of jurisprudential policymaking in the United States: the nation's state and local courts. The book’s central focus concerns a primary question of governance: Why do people support and find legitimate the institutions that govern their lives? Specifically, the authors are interested in what drives citizens’ support for their state and local courts, and what influences public opinion regarding the proper role of these courts in American society and how judicial policymaking should be appro ... More

Keywords: state and local courts, public opinion, legitimacy, governance, judicial policymaking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199307210
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307210.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Damon M. Cann, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, Utah State University

Jeff Yates, author
Professor of Political Science, Binghamton University