Book Review of The People's Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America

Journal of Legal Education, No. 4, May 2013, Forthcoming

Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2013-3

8 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2013

Date Written: January 31, 2013

Abstract

This Book Review of Jed Handelsman Shugerman’s, The People’s Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America, focuses on the crucial relationship between judicial independence and the times in which a judge rules. In each era of American history, judges have faced challenges to their independence. At some points in our history, judicial elections have been designed to safeguard the judge’s independent role. At other times, it has been viewed as an attack. What is most important for students and scholars is that they understand the historical and political forces confronting judges as they attempt to follow the rule of law.

Suggested Citation

Levenson, Laurie L., Book Review of The People's Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America (January 31, 2013). Journal of Legal Education, No. 4, May 2013, Forthcoming, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2013-3, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2209883

Laurie L. Levenson (Contact Author)

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