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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.
Chapter 11: Women Judges as Leaders
Women Judges as Leaders
The judiciary has often been the forgotten branch of American government. Courts are comparatively low in institutional prestige and visibility, and lack the ability to enforce their decisions. Thus it can be tempting to overlook the role of judges as leaders in the American policy process. Judges, however, have great latitude to determine verdicts in individual cases and to craft broader precedents that shape the course of American public policy. These decisions are, at least in part, shaped by judges’ own attitudes, beliefs, and strategic goals.
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