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Specializing the Courts

Lawrence Baum


Most Americans think that judges should be, and are, generalists who decide a wide array of cases. Nonetheless, we now have specialized courts in many key policy areas. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of this growing trend toward specialization in the federal and state court systems. It explores the scope, causes, and consequences of judicial specialization in four areas that include most specialized courts: Foreign policy and national security, criminal law, economic issues involving the government, and economic issues in the private sector. The book examines the process by which ... More

Keywords: judges, specialized courts, judicial specialization, policies, judiciary, foreign policy, national security, criminal law, economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226039541
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226039565.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence Baum, author