The Resource Leadership on the federal bench : the craft and activism of Jack Weinstein, Jeffrey B. Morris

Leadership on the federal bench : the craft and activism of Jack Weinstein, Jeffrey B. Morris

Label
Leadership on the federal bench : the craft and activism of Jack Weinstein
Title
Leadership on the federal bench
Title remainder
the craft and activism of Jack Weinstein
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey B. Morris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Leadership on the Federal Bench: The Craft and Activism of Jack Weinstein considers the ways a particularly gifted federal judge seized the opportunities available to district judges to influence the results of the cases before him, and employed the tools available to him to make policy having a national impact. In the book, author Jeffrey Morris considers the ways in which the judge, Jack Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York, has been limited by his position. This book adds to the slim literature about the policy-making role of district judges applying the work of legal historians, political scientists and those trained in the law. Focusing upon an admitted judicial activist - perhaps the most famous, innovative and controversial district judge sitting today - the book permits a close look at activism at the trial level. Leadership on the Federal Bench: The Craft and Activism of Jack Weinstein begins by analyzing the job of a federal district judge and why it is profitable to study Judge Weinstein. Related topics include Weinstein's background before appointment to the bench; the political and legal environment within which Weinstein has judged and the characteristics of the district in which he sat and its possible impact on him. Part of the book focuses on Weinstein's judicial output for each of his four decades on the bench. Cases are drawn from a diverse number of areas, among them the areas of civil rights, freedom of speech, search and seizures, organized crime and political corruption cases, evidence and procedure. Finally, conclusions are made on the role of district courts, judicial activism in general, along with a summary of Judge Weinstein's career
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
347.73/14092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF373.W3485
LC item number
M67 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Leadership on the federal bench : the craft and activism of Jack Weinstein, Jeffrey B. Morris
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • 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
"All the facts of real life revealed in our work" : the "job" of a federal district judge -- The years before appointment to the bench, 1921-67 -- The political and legal environment within which Jack Weinstein judged : the nation and the district, 1967-2007 -- Characteristics of Jack Weinstein's judging -- "An activist seeker of troublesome issues" : Jack Weinstein's first decade on the bench, 1967-76 -- "Making the unequal equal through the alchemy of the law :" growing renown, 1977-86 -- "Imaginative reformer" and "vindicator of the ideal of a judge" : Jack Weinstein's work, 1987-96 -- "Under the blindfold, does justice weep?" : Jack Weinstein and sentencing -- "Feeling like the Man of la Mancha pursuing enamored justice" : Jack Weinstein's judicial work, 1997-2007 -- Bringing justice to large groups of people : mass torts and class actions (I) -- Bringing justice to large groups of people : mass torts and class actions (II)
Control code
ocn729871001
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 398 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199877652
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b2964947x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)729871001
  • pebcs0199877653

Library Locations

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