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Judicial Deliberations: A Comparative Analysis of Transparency and Legitimacy

Mitchel de S.-O.-l'E. Lasser


This book compares how and why the European Court of Justice, the French Cour de cassation, and the United States Supreme Court offer different approaches for generating judicial accountability and control, judicial debate and deliberation, and ultimately judicial legitimacy. Examining the judicial argumentation of the U.S. Supreme Court and the French Cour de cassation, the book first reorders the traditional comparative understanding of the difference between French civil law and American common law judicial decision-making. It then uses this analysis to offer the first detailed comparative ... More

Keywords: European Court of Justice, Cour de cassation, Supreme Court, United States, France, judicial accountability, judicial debate, judicial legitimacy, civil law, common law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199575169
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575169.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mitchel de S.-O.-l'E. Lasser, author
Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law at Cornell University Law School