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The behavior of federal judges

Lee Epstein

The behavior of federal judges

a theoretical and empirical study of rational choice

by Lee Epstein

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Judicial process

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLee Epstein, William M. Landes, and Richard A. Posner
    ContributionsLandes, William M., Posner, Richard A.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF5130 .E46 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25239031M
    ISBN 109780674049895
    LC Control Number2012008907


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