[Ebook] ↠ Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights Author Robert J. Hume – Thomashillier.co.uk


  • Hardcover
  • 230 pages
  • Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights
  • Robert J. Hume
  • English
  • 07 September 2017
  • 9780199982172

15 thoughts on “Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights

  1. says:

    A little dry but going into a matter such as this that can be forgiven It makes the winding road of the judicial path to marriage equality understandable Hume explores not just what happened in the courts these past years but also the important facets leading to the cases and the decisions He clearly did exhaustive research as it is extremely well annotated If you re looking for a concise history of ...


  2. says:

    The first half of this piece is my review of Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights as it appears on DigBoston.com


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights In Courthouse Democracy And Minority Rights Same Sex Marriage In The States, Robert J Hume Examines How The Democratization Of State Courts And State Constitutional Systems Has Influenced The Capacity Of Judges To Protect Minority Rights Through An Intensive Examination Of Same Sex Marriage Policy, Hume Shows That Democratic Innovations Like Judicial Elections And Initiative Amendment Procedures Have Conditioned The Impact Of Judges On State Marriage Laws Using A Combination Of Original And Publicly Available Data, Hume Demonstrates That Courthouse Democracy Has Influenced The Behavior Of State Judges, The Reactions Of The Public To State Court Decisions, And The Long Term Policy Consequences Of These Decisions, Including The Passage Of State Constitutional Amendments Hume Concludes That Judges Will Be Capable Of Producing Meaningful Social Change And Protecting Minority Rights Only When They Have The Institutional Resources That They Need To Stand Against Popular Opinion.


About the Author: Robert J. Hume

Robert J Hume is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, with degrees from the College of the Holy Cross B.A and the University of Virginia M.A., Ph.D His research interests are in the areas of constitutional law and judicial policy development, with particular emphasis on the impact of court decisions His first book, How Courts Impact Federal Administrative Beh