Judging inequality : state supreme courts and the inequality crisis [ebook] /

"This book investigates the policies made by state high courts that pertain to the seemingly inexorable rise of political, legal, economic, and social inequality in the United States, using data assembled by the authors on the equality-relevant decisions made by the state supreme courts from 19...

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Main Authors: Gibson, James L., 1951- (Author), Nelson, Michael J., 1986- (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Published: New York, New York : Russell Sage Foundation, 2021
Online Access:http://ezp1.villanova.edu/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7758/9781610449076
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Table of Contents:
  • The role of state supreme courts in creating public policies that affect political, legal, economic, and social inequality
  • The Political, Legal, Economic, and Social Inequality State Supreme Court Database
  • Do the haves come out ahead in the state high courts?
  • The backgrounds and ideologies of state supreme court justices
  • The institutions
  • The capture of state supreme courts by state political regimes
  • Accounting for the voting behavior of state supreme court justices on cases pertinent to inequality
  • When do courts advance equality?
  • State supreme courts and political, legal, economic, and social inequality.