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Author Law, Anna O., 1970-

Title The immigration battle in American courts / Anna O. Law
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge books online
Contents Introduction -- How do we know what we know? Data, methods, and initial findings -- The rise of two courts with differentiated functions -- Interstitial policy making in the U.S. courts of appeals -- Institutional growth and innovation : the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and immigration -- Continuity amid change : the federal courts' commitment to due process -- Conclusion
Summary "This book assesses the role of the federal judiciary in immigration and the institutional evolution of the Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Neither court has played a static role across time. By the turn of the century, a division of labor had developed between the two courts whereby the Courts of Appeals retained their original function as error-correction courts, while the Supreme Court was reserved for the most important policy and political questions. Anna O. Law explores the consequences of this division for immigrant litigants, who are more likely to prevail in the Courts of Appeals because of advantageous institutional incentives that increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome. As this book proves, it is inaccurate to speak of an undifferentiated institution called "the federal courts" or "the courts," for such characterizations elide important differences in mission and function of the two highest courts in the federal judicial hierarchy"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject United States. Supreme Court -- History.
Appellate courts -- United States -- History.
Emigration and immigration law -- United States -- History.
Judgments -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511750250 (electronic bk.)
0511750994 (ebook)
0521767083 (hbk.)
9780511750250 (electronic bk.)
9780511750991 (ebook)
9780521767088 (hbk.)