Decision-Making at the Court of Appeals Level Involving Religious Liberty Cases

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Many studies have been completed on factors affecting judicial decisions. Studies have focused on civil rights cases, economic cases, criminal cases, sexual discrimination and obscenity cases, but no work has specifically looked at religious liberty cases. This work examines the factors affecting United States Courts of Appeals judges' decision-making in religious liberty cases. I hypothesize that gender, race, religious background, prior judicial experience, circuit, region and litigant status will all influence the way judges vote in religious liberty cases. The explanatory power of this study is relatively low, but the results indicate that judges follow the law when making decisions ... continued below

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Reeves, Susan Kay December 2002.

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Many studies have been completed on factors affecting judicial decisions. Studies have focused on civil rights cases, economic cases, criminal cases, sexual discrimination and obscenity cases, but no work has specifically looked at religious liberty cases. This work examines the factors affecting United States Courts of Appeals judges' decision-making in religious liberty cases. I hypothesize that gender, race, religious background, prior judicial experience, circuit, region and litigant status will all influence the way judges vote in religious liberty cases. The explanatory power of this study is relatively low, but the results indicate that judges follow the law when making decisions in religious liberty cases.

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Reeves, Susan Kay. Decision-Making at the Court of Appeals Level Involving Religious Liberty Cases, thesis, December 2002; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3319/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .