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Independence Corrupted: How America's Judges Make Their Decisions
by Charles Benjamin Schudson
University of Wisconsin Press, 2018
Cloth: 978-0-299-32030-0 | eISBN: 978-0-299-32033-1
Library of Congress Classification KF8775.S383 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 347.7314

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
With experience as both a trial and appellate judge, Charles Benjamin Schudson knows the burdens on judges. With engaging candor, he takes readers behind the bench to probe judicial minds analyzing actual trials and sentencings—of abortion protesters, murderers, sex predators, white supremacists, and others. He takes us into chambers to hear judges forging appellate decisions about life and death, multimillion-dollar damages, and priceless civil rights. And, most significantly, he exposes the financial, political, personal, and professional pressures that threaten judicial ethics and independence.

As political attacks on judges increase, Schudson calls for reforms to protect judicial independence and for vigilance to ensure justice for all. Independence Corrupted is invaluable for students and scholars, lawyers and judges, and all citizens concerned about the future of America's courts.
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