Structures of judicial decision making from legal formalism to critical theory by Brooks, Roy L.

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Published by Carolina Academic Press in Durham, N.C .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Judicial process -- United States.,
  • Formalities (Law),
  • Critical theory.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. xix-xxxviii) and index.

Book details

StatementRoy L. Brooks.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF380 .B76 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationli, 325 p. ;
Number of Pages325
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3392470M
ISBN 101594601232
LC Control Number2005001765

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(Roy Lavon), Structures of judicial decision-making from legal formalism to critical theory. Legal formalism --Scalian textualism --Legal realism --Sociological jurisprudence --Legal process --Philosophical foundations --Levels of judicial analysis --Critical theory: central element --Critical theory: operational elements --Structure for critical process --In re Kulko v.

superior court --In re Brown v. Board of Education. Table of contents for Structures of judicial decision making from legal formalism to critical theory / by Roy L.

Brooks. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.

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Superior Court; In re Brown v. Board of Education. 8. For detailed discussion and evidence, see Brian Leiter, Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy (), esp.

chs. 1–3. For a more concise account, see Leiter, American Legal Realism, in The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (M. Golding & W. Edmundson eds., ). The Cited by: Theories of Adjudication: Legal Formalism A theory of adjudication is a theory primarily about what judges do when they decide cases in courts of law.

Structures of judicial decision making from legal formalism to critical theory book legal realism was a legal movement, influential in American jurisprudence in the s & 30s. It purportedly challenged a dominant theory of adjudication: legal formalism.

Judicial Decision Making: A Selective Bibliography Books Search this Guide Search. Judicial Decision Making: A Selective Bibliography. For students enrolled in Judicial Externship - Law Structures of Judicial Decision Making from Legal Formalism to Critical Theory by Roy L. Brooks Call Number: KFB76 Author: Vicente Garces.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Structures of Judicial Decision-Making from Legal Formalism to Critical Theory at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5(1). is Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego.

He is the author of over a dozen books, including Structures of Judicial Decision Making from Legal Formalism to Critical Theory, When Sorry Isn’t Enough: The Controversy over Apologies and Reparations for Human Injustice, Integration or Separation?A Strategy for Racial Equality, and.

Formalism is a normative theory of adjudication which means that it provides determined answers to the question of how judges should decide legal cases. Judicial formalism is.

that formalism _ is sometimes associated with the idea that judicial decision-making involves nothing ^legal theory discussions of legal formalism are irrelevant, misleading, or empty. The argument of Tamanahas book is, in the end, irrelevant to philosophy of law.

PerhapsCited by: Legal Realism and Holmes’ Criticism. Law is “an all-too-human activity. Realists find judges making pragmatic, and often illogical, decisions.” (p) “[J]udges do not merely consult legal rules, but actually find legal rules that suit their interests.”(p).

The terms "legal formalism" and "legal realism" have a long history in legal thought.2 Over the years they have accreted so many meanings and valences that each has become an all-purpose term both of approbation and of disapprobation, surpassing in this respect even "judicial self-restraint" and "judicial activism."3 "For-Cited by: The Effect of Legal Theories on Judicial Decisions, by Anthony D’Amato,* 74 Chi.-Kent.

Rev., () Abstract: I draw a distinction in the beginning of this essay between judicial decision-making and a judge's deci-sion-making. To persuade a judge, we should try to discover what her theories are. Across a range of theories, I of.

Formalism is a school of literary criticism and literary theory having mainly to do with structural purposes of a particular text. It is the study of a text without taking into account any outside influence. Formalism rejects or sometimes simply "brackets" (i.e., ignores for the purpose of analysis) notions of culture or societal influence, authorship, and content, and instead focuses.

Since the publications of Tamanaha’s book and Kahan’s study, new research continues to undercut or at least significantly qualify the importance of formalism in judicial decision making as posited by Tamanaha and Kahan.

93 For example, Holger Spamann, Lars Klohn, and Avani Mehta Sood argue that a judge’s feelings about litigants affects. Legal formalism is both a descriptive theory and a normative theory of how judges should decide cases. In its descriptive sense, formalists believe that judges reach their decisions by applying uncontroversial principles to the gh the numerous decided cases imply numerous principles, formalists believe that there is an underlying logic to these principles that.

of formalism when it is viewed as a type of legal theory.6 They do not, however, explain what may be called the "formalistic method" in judicial practice, which will be discussed below.

But if formalism explains all of judicial decision making, then many of the factors studied by empirical analysts, such as the judges’ individual ideologies and voting records, the lower courts involved and the nature of the parties to the litigation, should have little ability to forecast voting and outcomes.

Judicial Decision-Making in a Globalised World: A Comparative Analysis of the Changing Practices. Surely that number would be far lower if the philosophy of an individual judge had no impact on judicial decision making. Most of all, critics of formalism have argued that in fact, it is possible to predict appellate decision making reasonably well over time based upon factors unrelated to the facts of any specific case and legal doctrine.

Scholarly Work. The Racial Glass Ceiling (Yale University Press, ); Structures of Judicial Decision Making from Legal Formalism to Critical Theory, no. Rev. 2nd (Carolina Academic Press, ); Racial Justice in the Age of Obama (Princeton University Press, ); Atonement and Forgiveness: A New Model for Black Reparations (University of California Press, ).

Two Theories of Judicial Decision-Making: Formalism and Attitudinalism The first theory to consider is the traditional view mentioned briefly at the start of this paper.

The traditional view is associated with a legal model called formalism.5 Formalists say that the facts of a case and the question presented to theFile Size: KB. The study of law and society rests on the belief that legal rules and decisions must be understood in context.

Law is not autonomous, standing outside of the social world, but is deeply embedded within society. While political scientists recognize the fundamentally political nature of law, the law and society perspective takes this assumption several steps further by pointing to ways in Cited by: 2.

‘Judicial Method: activism versus formalism’ A new era has emerged from the societal and legal changes that have occurred in age of Judicial activism has taken over the more traditional method of judicial ters of the latter’s concerns that it promotes power without responsibility, and blurs the separation of powers, however the supporters of.

Normative ethics is fundamental to ethical decision making in the criminal justice system. A central notion in normative ethics is that one’s conduct must take into account moral issues; that is, one should act morally, using reason to decide the proper way of conducting Size: KB.

Very roughly, legal formalists have provided a legal model of judicial decision-making, claiming that the law is rationally determinate: judges either decide cases deductively, by subsuming facts Author: Brian Leiter.

Professor J.H.H. Weiler Director of The Tikvah Center Tikvah Working Paper 04/10 that stand at the forefront of the critical study of the judicial process, whether in sociology, in Structures of Judicial Decision Making From Legal Formalism to Critical Theory, Second Edition (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

LEGAL FORMALISM formalist system was, and how legal principles are unable to truly dictate any concrete results.

After dismissing legal formalism as a tautological and nonsensical system, they concentrated on advanc-ing an alternative approach to judicial decision-making guided by a faith in functional pragmatism. A Strategy for Racial Equality (Harvard University Press), both of which received national book awards, and most recently, Racial Justice in the Age of Obama (Princeton University Press), Atonement and Forgiveness: A New Model for Black Reparations (University of California Press), and Structures of Judicial Decision Making from Legal Formalism.

Introduction. The origins of Critical Legal Studies (CLS) can be traced to the first Conference on Critical Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison inwhere a group of legal scholars, practitioners, teachers, and students, dissatisfied with the Law and Society Association’s empirico-behaviorist focus, met to discuss the formation of a new association.

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Editorial. Exile's Poet. Exile's Poet. "The ""legal model"" of judicial decision making is based on sociological theories of the different professional roles played by lawyers and judges. true "A ""plurality opinion"" is written when there is majority agreement on the outcome of a case, but disagreement regarding the reasons for that outcome.

A second strand draws from legal realism’s anti-formalist deconstruction of legal concepts and the critiques of purportedly neutral judicial decision-making. The Critical Legal Studies (CLS) movement continued this tradition, unmasking the many ways in which law reproduces hierarchies of power and unfreedom.

Crucial to understanding the behavior of judges and the outputs of courts is the institutional context in which they operate.

One key component of courts’ institutional structure is that the judiciary is organized as a hierarchy, which creates both problems and opportunities for judges. For instance, one problem for judges at the top of a hierarchy is how to best exercise Cited by: 1.

PART 3 Being In Part 3 ‘Being’, we are concerned with four personal traits essential to Marxist legal theory, critical legal studies, postmodern legal theory, feminist legal theory and following rules rigidly has a number of advantages over less strict approaches to legal decision making.

Legal formalism is, for instance, consistent. Salience Theory of Judicial Decisions Pedro Bordalo, Nicola Gennaioli, and Andrei Shleifer ABSTRACT We present a model of judicial decision making in which the judge overweights the salient facts of the case.

The context of the judicial decision, which is comparative by nature, shapes useful or relevant for the legal Size: KB. As a result, the critical legal studies movement ran out of steam by the late s. At the same time, though, the CLS movement spawned successor movements like critical race theory and critical feminism, which emphasized the .Structuration theory, concept in sociology that offers perspectives on human behaviour based on a synthesis of structure and agency effects known as the “duality of structure.” Instead of describing the capacity of human action as being constrained by powerful stable societal structures (such as educational, religious, or political institutions) or as a function of the .

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