The State of State Courts: Efforts to Improve Interbranch Relations in the Wake of Perceptions of Crisis

The Book of the States, ed. Audrey Wall, The Council of State Governments, pages 231-235

Posted: 27 Apr 2015

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Roger E. Hartley

University of Baltimore

Melissa English

Western Carolina University

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Declining budgets, the need for court reforms and efforts to rein in court power necessitate examining how courts work with or lobby other branches of government. This article examines existing research on how courts do intergovernmental relations work and focuses on the need for the development of best practices.

Keywords: judicial independence, interbranch relations, federalism, state courts, lobbying, court reform

Suggested Citation

Hartley, Roger E. and English, Melissa, The State of State Courts: Efforts to Improve Interbranch Relations in the Wake of Perceptions of Crisis (2014). The Book of the States, ed. Audrey Wall, The Council of State Governments, pages 231-235, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2598995

Roger E. Hartley (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore ( email )

Baltimore, MD 21214
United States
828-458-0944 (Phone)

Melissa English

Western Carolina University ( email )

Cullowhee, NC 28723
United States

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