The Resource Democracy by decree : what happens when courts run government, Ross Sandler and David Schoenbrod

Democracy by decree : what happens when courts run government, Ross Sandler and David Schoenbrod

Label
Democracy by decree : what happens when courts run government
Title
Democracy by decree
Title remainder
what happens when courts run government
Statement of responsibility
Ross Sandler and David Schoenbrod
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Schools, welfare agencies, and a wide variety of other state and local institutions of vital importance to US citizens are actually controlled by attorneys and judges rather than governors and mayors. In this text, Ross Sandler and David Schoenbrod explain how this has come to pass, why it has resulted in service to the public that is worse, not better, and what can be done to restore control of these programmes to democratically elected, and accountable, officials. Sandler and Schoenbrod tell how the courts, with the best intentions and often with the approval of elected officials, came to control ordinary policy making through court decrees. These court regimes, they assert, impose rigid and often ancient detailed plans that can flounder on reality. Newly elected officials, who may wish to alter the plans in response to the changing wishes of voters, cannot do so unless attorneys, court-appointed functionaries and lower-echelon officials agree. The result is neither judicial government nor good government, say Sandler and Schoenbrod, and they offer practical reforms that would set governments free from this judicial stranglehold, allow courts to do their legitimate job of protecting rights, and strengthen democracy
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
347.73/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4575
LC item number
.S26 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Democracy by decree : what happens when courts run government, Ross Sandler and David Schoenbrod
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How courts came to govern -- How Congress creates rights -- How courts enforce rights -- Something new is going on in court -- How court management works -- A good thing gone wrong -- Why the wrong thing continues -- Road to reform -- New principles
Control code
ocn191949741
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300129137
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1134kw
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24277812
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191949741
  • pebcs0300129130

Library Locations

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