Scoring points politicians activists and the lower federal court appointment process scherer nancy 9780804749480 amazoncom books. Scoring points is an important contribution to the literature on the selection of lower federal court judges and more generally on the american political system perspectives on politics scoring points is a provocative work that breaks new theoretical ground in linking the transformation of the american party system to the politicization of the federal judiciary. This book explores how the lower federal court appointment process became vastly politicized in the modern era scherer develops a theory of elite mobilization positing that lower court appointments have always been used by politicians for electoral purposes but because of two historic changes to american institutions in the 1950s and 1960s the breakdown of the old party system and a . Scoring points politicians activists and the lower federal court appointment process article in perspectives on politics 402397 398 june 2006 with 9 reads how we measure reads. Scoring points politicians activists and the lower federal court appointment process by nancy scherer stanford ca stanford university press 2005 pp 272 6500 cloth 2495 paper reviewed by sally kenney university of minnesota why have appointments to the lower federal courts become so politicized in the modern era scherers
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