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Slotnick, Elliot E.

Works: 16 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 1,115 library holdings
Genres: Autographs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: KF8742, 347.7326
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Most widely held works by Elliot E Slotnick
Television news and the Supreme Court : all the news that's fit to air? by Elliot E Slotnick( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the recognition that the Supreme Court is the most invisible branch of American government and the one that most Americans know the least about, this book examines the way in which television news, the primary source of the public's limited knowledge, covers the Supreme Court. The book relies on rich interviews with network news reporters who have covered the Court, coupled with actual videotapes of network newscast coverage, to develop a unique portrait of the constraints faced by reporters covering the institution as well as a thorough picture of what facets of the Court's work actually are covered by television news. The analysis demonstrates convincingly that there are characteristics of the television news industry (such as its heavy reliance on dramatic stories and visuals) that, coupled with the rules and habits of the Supreme Court (such as its refusal to allow cameras in the Court as well as its propensity to announce several critical rulings on the same day) come together to make network news coverage of the Court infrequent, brief, and in too many instances, simply plain wrong
Judicial politics : readings from Judicature( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affirmative action and judicial selection during the Carter administration by Elliot E Slotnick( Book )

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

Media coverage of Supreme Court decision making : problems and prospects by Elliot E Slotnick( )

1 edition published in 1991 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
Contesting the constitution : conservative Christian litigators and their impact by Hans J Hacker( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The distinction between these two approaches is especially relevant to groups that are guided by strong religious views. But it is relevant to other types of groups as well. The extension of this distinction to other types of litigating interests may help refine our approach to studying those groups and help to explain patterns of behavior within those types. Thus, I seek to contribute to theory building on the forces that shape the behavior of elite interest group leadership and the behavior of groups in the litigation process. Further. I seek to enhance what we know about the set of conservative Christian litigators that are playing an increasingly active role in the courts
A historical perspective on federal judicial selection by Elliot E Slotnick( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Henry J. Abraham papers by Henry J Abraham( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection also contains a copy of his 1952 dissertation "Compulsary voting: its practice and theory"; photocopies and associated materials for "Freedom and the courts" and manuscripts and/or research material for several articles including "Attaining membership on the Court: facts and fantasies in the appointment process, ""Carterizing the judiciary," "Constitutional and other definitions of religion: the contemporary scene," "Impact of religious-spiritual values on United States political and social dynamics," "Justices and presidents: some reflections on myths and truths informing the appointment process, " "Merit or Senority? Reflections on the politics of recent appointments to the chief justiceship of India," "A note on the appointment of justices of the Supreme Court of the United States," "The old equal protection and the new," "Reflections on affirmative action and reverse discrimination or preferential treatment," "Reflections on FDR's appointees to the Supreme Court," "Reflections on the recruitment, nomination, and confirmation process to the federal bench," "Religion, the Constitution, the Court, and society," "Selection process in choosing federal judges," "Some contemporary reflections on the nomination process to the federal bench," and "Supreme Court selection process: presidential motivations and judicial performance."
The federal district judge and the decision to publish : cautious contributor to precedent or unconstrained policy advocate? by Karen Beth Swenson( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

One implication of this study is that district court judges use publication as a means of pursuing a goal central to many judges, achieving legal accuracy and clarity. Other goals that are often attributed to judges, particularly promoting their policy preferences or those of their appointing presidents, may indeed be less central. Another implication of this study is that the three traditional models of judicial decision making, the attitudinal, strategic and legal models, are less than satisfactory in explaining the publication decision. Instead, a model recognizing that judges' behavior is motivated by a wide range of goals (the multiple-goal-based framework) is the most useful in modeling publication by federal district court judges
The impact of interest groups on judicial decision making : a comparison of women's groups in the U.S. and Canada by Lori Hausegger( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The analyses in the first part of the project discovered that two of the three American groups studied were both successful and influential in terms of case outcomes. The Canadian group was also successful and influential at this level. However, none of the women's groups were particularly influential at the case level in terms of doctrine. The second part of the project discovered that the women's groups did have influence on the development of doctrine in the long term. The analyses also discovered that American models of judicial decision making do not have as much explanatory power in Canada at the individual case level. However, the Supreme Courts in both countries did appear to be influenced by similar factors over the long term. The study concluded that women's groups' litigation is worth the time and resources devoted to it
Local determinants of legal assistance providers' litigation styles : a tale of two cities by John C Kilwein( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Judicial Adaptation to the Uncertainties of Constitutional Transformation : the Canadian Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal Under The Charter of Rights and Freedoms by Shannon Ishiyama Smithey( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study examines responses by the Canadian Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal to the uncertainty created by the adoption of the Charter. Based on an examination of the constitutional cases decided by these courts between 1982 and 1990, I find that Canadian judges have been strategically activist. The judges of the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal defer to other government actors more frequently when the risk of retaliation is high and assert judicial authority further when risks are lower. The Courts also use public opinion strategically, overturning laws more frequently when Charter rights are popular than when they are unpopular
The use of judicial philosophy: judicial self-restraint and the Roosevelt Court by Elliot E Slotnick( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Judicial career patterns and majority opinion assignment on the Supreme Court by Elliot E Slotnick( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Television news and the Supreme Court : all the news that's fit to air?
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Judicial politics : readings from Judicature