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Judicial Enforcers? Exploring Lower Federal Court Compliance in Regulating the Obscene

Description: Although federal circuit and district court judges are placed within a federal hierarchy, and receive legal and judicial training that emphasizes the importance of the judicial framework and its structure, such judges are also subjected to other pressures such as the types of litigants within the courtrooms as well as their local political environment. Furthermore, such judges are apt to form their own views about politics and legal policy and are often appointed by presidents who approve of their ideological leanings. Thus, federal courts are caught between competing goals such as their willingness to maximize their preferred legal policy, and their place within the judicial hierarchy. This dissertation applies hierarchy and impact theory to assess the importance of the judicial framework and its socialization, by analyzing both the judicial opinions and votes of federal circuit and district court judges in obscenity cases during a four-decade period (1957-1998). The research presented here finds the influence of higher court precedent to correspond in part with the conception of a judicial hierarchy. An analysis of citations of Supreme Court precedent (Roth v. United States (1957) and Miller v. California (1973)) in lower court majority opinions suggests low levels of compliance: lower courts at the circuit and district court level do not signal to the Supreme Court their acceptance of High Court doctrine; thus, except for 'factual' cases, most circuit and district court decisions do not comply formally with higher court precedent. An analysis of judicial votes, however, suggests that a Supreme Court doctrinal shift (to Miller v. California) influences lower court decisions only at the circuit court level. Further investigation suggests that Supreme Court precedent has a greater influence in circuit courts than in district courts: not only is the magnitude greater for circuit (versus district) court decisions, such results occur when controlling …
Date: May 2004
Creator: Ryan, John Francis
Partner: UNT Libraries

Proposed Addition to Court-House District of Columbia, For Use of Court of Appeals, Report

Description: Report of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds detailing the opinions and recommendations of the Committee on the proposed Senate bill 4172 to provide for the erection of an addition to the court-house of the District of Columbia for the use of the court of appeals.
Date: 1908~
Creator: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 72 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. March-May, 1896.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1896
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The Federal Reporter. Volume 74 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. June-September, 1896.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1896
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The Federal Reporter. Volume 62 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. August-October, 1894.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page ix.
Date: 1894
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 63 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. October-December, 1894.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1895
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 68 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. July-September, 1895.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1895
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 70 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. November, 1895-January, 1896.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1895
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 92 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. April-May, 1899.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1899
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 93 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. May-June, 1899.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1899
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 77 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. January-March, 1897.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1897
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 78 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. March-April, 1897.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1897
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 85 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. April-May, 1898.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page ix.
Date: 1898
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 86 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. May-June, 1898.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page ix.
Date: 1898
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 90 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. December, 1898-February, 1899.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1899
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 91 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. February-April, 1899.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page xxi.
Date: 1899
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 64 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. December, 1894-February, 1895.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1895
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 65 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. February-April, 1895.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1895
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 66 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. April-May, 1895.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1895
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 67 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. May-July, 1895.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page ix.
Date: 1895
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 84 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. February-March, 1898.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1898
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 88 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. August-October, 1898.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page ix.
Date: 1898
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 89 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. October-December, 1898.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page vii.
Date: 1899
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Reporter. Volume 57 Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Circuit and District Courts of the United States. October-December, 1893.

Description: The Federal Reporter contains the text of decisions and commentary regarding cases tried in circuit and district courts throughout the United States. The opinions printed in the volumes include both written statements and oral comments transcribed for publication. Index of cases starts on page ix.
Date: 1894
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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