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978-0-7391-2661-5 • Hardback • June 2009 • $100.00 • (£77.00)
978-0-7391-2662-2 • Paperback • September 2010 • $51.99 • (£40.00)
978-0-7391-3819-9 • eBook • May 2009 • $46.50 • (£36.00)
Scott E. Graves is assistant professor of political science at Georgia State University. Robert M. Howard is professor of political science at Georgia State University.
Chapter 1 Of Time and the Constitution
Chapter 2 A Historical Overview and Analysis of Judicial Recess Appointments
Chapter 3 Supreme Court Recess Appointments and Voting
Chapter 4 Appellate Court Recess Appointments and Voting
Chapter 5 A Look at Modern Judicial Appointments
Chapter 6 A Skeptical View of Judicial Recess Appointments
In this first-rate study of recess appointments, Graves and Howard rigorously examine the use and implication of temporary appointments to the bench. Their analysis provides the first empirical demonstration that the job security ensured by Article III isindeed essential for ensuring judicial independence. This book should be essential reading for those who care about the judiciary and the health of our constitutional system....
— Forrest Maltzman
Despite all the recent attention to judicial selection, recess appointments remained under the radar screen?until now. Justice Takes a Recess is not only a masterful treatment of this understudied topic, but also an excellent example of how to employ sophisticated social science data and methods to develop important policy implications....
— Lee Epstein
Graves and Howard provide an important contribution to the growing scholarship in the judicial appointments area.....
Leveraging impressive data and sophisticated methods, the authors rigorously address the interesting phenomenon of recess appointments to the federal courts. Anyone who cares about judicial appointments, the independence of the judicial branch, or the separation of powers in general will find this an important book....
— Tom Hansford, University of California, Merced