Religion and Judicial Politics

Paul J. Wahlbeck

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780195326529
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Religion and Judicial Politics

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This article provides an overview of the existing political science literature. The literature is used as a background for formulating answers to several questions. It reviews the empirical and theoretical research on matters of judicial selection, interest group activity in litigation, decision making, and the implementation of judicial decisions. This is followed by a section on the literature that has studied the role of a judge's religious affiliations and cases regarding the Constitution's religious clauses.

Keywords: political science; judicial selection; interest group activity; litigation; judicial decisions; decision making; religious affiliations; Constitution; religious clauses

Article.  13486 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Religious Issues and Debates ; Religious Studies

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