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Baum, Lawrence

Works: 71 works in 243 publications in 3 languages and 11,679 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: KF8742, 347.7326
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Most widely held works by Lawrence Baum
The Supreme Court by Lawrence Baum( Book )

92 editions published between 1981 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 5,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Supreme Court, Lawrence Baum brings students a brief yet comprehensive not to mention balanced and illuminating introduction to the U.S. Supreme Court. In particular, Baum considers the shape and breadth of the Roberts' Court, now fully established and distinguished from its predecessor. While carefully analyzing Chief Justice Roberts's style as head of the High Court, Baum also examines Justice Kennedy's pivotal role in recent decisions, as well as the Court's drift in a more conservative direction. Describing the Court's personalities and procedures, and delving deeply to explain the actions of the Court and the behavior of justices, Baum shows students the Court's complexity and reach. New to this tenth edition is analysis of President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, and an extended discussion of the Guantánamo detainee cases, clearly demonstrating the interplay between the Court and the other branches of government. Additionally, Baum uses the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller case to fully illuminate the legal process while giving students access to some of the Court's most up-to-date materials. Newly revised and streamlined tables and figures, plus a lively photo program, make this one of the most engaging books available.
Judges and their audiences : a perspective on judicial behavior by Lawrence Baum( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'What motivates judges as decision makers? Political scientist Lawrence Baum offers a new perspective on this crucial question, a perspective based on judges' interest in the approval of audiences important to them. The conventional scholarly wisdom holds that judges on higher courts seek only to make good law, good policy, or both. In these theories, judges are influenced by other people only in limited ways, in consequence of their legal and policy goals. In contrast, Baum argues that the influence of judges' audiences is pervasive. This influence derives from judges' interest in popularity and respect, a motivation central to most people. Judges care about the regard of audiences because they like that regard in itself, not just as a means to other ends. Judges and Their Audiences uses research in social psychology to make the case that audiences shape judges' choices in substantial ways. Drawing on a broad range of scholarship on judicial decision-making and an array of empirical evidence, the book then analyzes the potential and actual impact of several audiences, including the public, other branches of government, court colleagues, the legal profession, and judges' social peers. Engagingly written, this book provides a deeper understanding of key issues concerning judicial behavior on which scholars disagree, identifies aspects of judicial behavior that diverge from the assumptions of existing models, and shows how those models can be strengthened."--Publisher's website
The puzzle of judicial behavior by Lawrence Baum( )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From local trial courts to the United States Supreme Court, judges' decisions affect the fate of individual litigants and the fate of the nation as a whole. Scholars have long discussed and debated explanations of judicial behavior. With this book Lawrence Baum examines the major issues in the debates over how best to understand judicial behavior and assesses what we actually know about how judges decide cases. He concludes that we are far from understanding why judges choose the positions they take in court. This book will be of interest to political scientists and scholars in law and courts as well as attorneys interested in understanding judges as decision makers and seeking to understand what we can learn from scholarly research about judicial behavior
Specializing the courts by Lawrence Baum( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most Americans think that judges should be, and are, generalists who decide a wide array of cases. Nonetheless, we now have specialized courts in many key policy areas. Specializing the Courts provides the first comprehensive analysis of this growing trend toward specialization in the federal and state court systems. . Lawrence Baum incisively explores the scope, causes, and consequences of judicial specialization in four areas that include most specialized courts: foreign policy and national security, criminal law, economic issues involving the government, and economic iss
American courts : process and policy by Lawrence Baum( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in organizations : barriers and breakthroughs( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideology in the Supreme Court by Lawrence Baum( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ideology in the Supreme Court is the first book to analyze the process by which the ideological stances of U.S. Supreme Court justices translate into the positions they take on the issues that the Court addresses. Eminent Supreme Court scholar Lawrence Baum argues that the links between ideology and issues are not simply a matter of reasoning logically from general premises. Rather, they reflect the development of shared understandings among political elites, including Supreme Court justices. And broad values about matters such as equality are not the only source of these understandings. Another potentially important source is the justices' attitudes about social or political groups, such as the business community and the Republican and Democratic parties. The book probes these sources by analyzing three issues on which the relative positions of liberal and conservative justices changed between 1910 and 2013: freedom of expression, criminal justice, and government "takings" of property. Analyzing the Court's decisions and other developments during that period, Baum finds that the values underlying liberalism and conservatism help to explain these changes, but that justices' attitudes toward social and political groups also played a powerful role. Providing a new perspective on how ideology functions in Supreme Court decision making, Ideology in the Supreme Court has important implications for how we think about the Court and its justices."--
The battle for the court : interest groups, judicial elections, and public policy by Lawrence Baum( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once largely ignored, judicial elections in the states have become increasingly controversial over the past two decades. Legal organizations, prominent law professors, and a retired Supreme Court justice have advocated the elimination of elections as a means to choose judges. One of their primary concerns is interest group involvement in elections to state supreme courts, which they see as having negative effects on both the courts themselves and public perceptions of these judicial bodies. In [this book], [the authors] present a systematic investigation into the effects of interest group involvement in the election of judges. Focusing on personal-injury law, the issue that has played the most substantial role in spurring interest group activity in judicial elections, the authors detail how interest groups mobilize in response to unfavorable rulings by state supreme courts, how their efforts influence the outcomes of [state] supreme court elections, and how those outcomes in turn effectively reshape public policies. The authors employ several decades' worth of new data on campaign activity, voter behavior, and judicial policy-making in one particularly colorful, important, and representative state--Ohio--to explore these connections among interest groups, elections, and judicial policy in a way that has not been possible until now." -- Publisher's website
The Courts : sharing and separating powers : Eagleton's 1988 symposium on the state of the states( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Supreme Court( )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judicial politics in the 1980s : one view of the field by Lawrence Baum( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic interest groups and elections to the Ohio Supreme Court, 1986 and 1988 by Lawrence Baum( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State supreme court decisions, judicial federalism and Miranda's progeny by Michael Vaughn Esler( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation is about state supreme court decisionmaking in the context of the New Judicial Federalism. It develops the theoretical foundations of explanations commonly used to account for state supreme court decisions for constitutional issues with parallel provisions in state and federal low. These include theories that are derived from the classic legal and political models of judicial decisionmaking, as well as theories that suggest why state courts base their decisions on state and federal legal grounds. These theories are then applied to a number of issues raising questions about the United States Supreme Court's decision in Miranda v. Arizona (1966). The results of the empirical analysis suggest that micro-level political factors such as the partisan makeup of courts and macro-level political factors such as states' dominant political ideologies play a role in shaping judicial decisions. More significantly, the analysis suggests that few state supreme courts base their decisions on state legal grounds, but those that do tend to do so to avoid reaching the results of United States Supreme Court decisions with which they disagree. Most importantly, the majority of state supreme courts continue to rely on federal court guidance for determining the outcomes of cases before them. This finding suggests that state supreme courts generally are not seizing the opportunity to develop state law and to extend rights protections beyond the level provided by the United States Supreme Court
Judicial impact on policy : an organizational theory and the case of patents by Lawrence Baum( )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The company they keep : how partisan divisions came to the Supreme Court by Neal Devins( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" Are Supreme Court justices swayed by the political environment that surrounds them? The intuitive response of most is "yes," and most point to trends in electoral politics as well as the nature of the relationship between the three branches of government. It is not that simple, however. As the eminent law and politics scholars Neal Devins and Larry Baum show in The Company They Keep, justices today are reacting to far more subtle social drivers than pressure from other branches of government or mass public opinion. In particular, by making use of social psychology, they examine why Justices are apt to follow the lead of the elite social networks that they are a part of. That is, the justices take cues primarily from the people who are closest to them and whose approval they care most about: political, social, and professional elites. The result is a court in which the justices' ideological stances reflect the dominant views in the appointing president's party. Devins and Baum argue that today's partisanship on the Court is also tied to the emergence of the conservative legal network-a social network that reinforces the conservative leanings of Republican appointees. For earlier Courts, elite social networks were not divided by political party or ideology, but for today's Court, elite social networks are largely bifurcated by partisan and ideological loyalties, and the Justices reflect that bifurcation. A fascinating examination the factors that impact decision-making, The Company They Keep will reshape our understanding of the contemporary Supreme Court. "--
The Supreme Court by Lawrence Baum( Recording )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] offers [a] detailed treatment of the workings of the nation's highest tribunal while ... providing useful perspectives on the relevant politics both on and off the court. [It] include[s] chapters on the Court's historical development, judicial selection, decision making by the justices, and the Court's impact, and he uses a range of historic and contemporary materials.-Back cover
Local determinants of legal assistance providers' litigation styles : a tale of two cities by John C Kilwein( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The previous decade proved to be a turbulent one for legal services at the national level. During his eight years in office, President Ronald Reagan sought the total elimination of government funded legal services. This new national policy environment created pressures on many local programs of the Legal Services Corporation to move their litigation styles closer to the traditional endpoint of the range of styles
The sources of change in legislative and judicial politics : civil rights from 1949 to 1976 by Lawrence Baum( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supreme court, 11th ed. + judges on judging, 4th ed. package by Lawrence Baum( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The judiciary and the dual executive in the American states : a comparative analysis by James Brent( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study resulted in two major findings. First, experience seems to make a difference, as the more frequently an AG's office appeared in court, the higher its win rate. Second, despite the consensus that the AG is an independent political actor, judicial behavior in these cases was more significantly influenced by the identity of the governor than the identity of the attorney general. Other minor findings, consistent with the conventional wisdom, were reported. Among these was the fact that the California attorney general was uniquely unsuccessful compared with other AGs, and that the method of judicial selection is not systematically related to support for the attorney general. The main suggestion for future research is that the focus on the attorney general's office is, for the most part, misplaced, and that more attention ought be paid to the governor's role in litigation
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Judges and their audiences : a perspective on judicial behavior
Alternative Names
Būm, Lūrāns

بوم، لورانس

بوم، لورنس

لورانس بوم، 1948-

Judges and their audiences : a perspective on judicial behaviorThe puzzle of judicial behaviorSpecializing the courtsAmerican courts : process and policy