Bringing the Courts to Heel: Substituting Legislative Policy for Judicial Discretion
John J. Sampson
University of Texas Law School
Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 3, Fall 1999
Rather than examining the big picture of how state legislatures flex their muscles, this essay discusses a microcosm on that subject. It is a collection of war stories about a relatively narrow topic from a single state-Texas. These tales of joint custody and visitation illustrate the author's broader point that, as the twentieth century winds down, legislatures increasingly choose to regulate family law in very fine detail.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
JEL Classification: K10, K19, J12, J13Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 30, 2000
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