Bench press: the collision of courts, politics, and the media

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"In this first-of-its-kind collection, figures from the academy, the bench, and the press reflect on the state of the American judiciary. Using the results of a specially commissioned public opinion poll as a starting point, the contributors examine the complex mix of legal principle, political maneuvering, and press coverage that swirl around judicial selection and judicial decision making today. Essays examine the rise of explicitly political state judicial elections, the merits of judicial appointments, the rhetoric of federal judicial confirmation hearings, the quality of legal reporting, the portrayal of courts on the Internet, the inevitable tensions between judges and journalists, and the importance of regulating judicial appearances."--BOOK JACKET
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationStanford, CA
PublisherStanford University Press
Number of pages230
ISBN (Print)9780804756778, 0804756775
StatePublished - 2007


  • Justice et politique
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • USA
  • Juges
  • Medien
  • United States
  • Médias et justice pénale
  • Berichterstattung
  • Judges
  • Mass media and judicial power
  • Richterwahl


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