Book Description: For courses in courts and judicial process; and law and society. The scope of its coverage, and its high academic quality, makes it attractive for graduate courses as well. Courts and Judicial Policymaking is the only comprehensive textbook on courts, law, and judicial policymaking. The authors wrote this book to fill a need for a comprehensive textbook on law and judicial policymaking. The authors present and combine both legal and political science perspectives, and provide an alternative to pre-existing and limited judicial process texts that do not combine legal academy and political science approaches, overemphasize federal courts, and present a limited comparative judicial process analysis; and, instead, offer a fresh perspective on the contemporary politics of law, courts, the legal profession, and judicial policymaking, often with an underlying comparative judicial process perspective.