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dc.contributor.authorMiller, Banksen_US
dc.contributor.authorCurry, Breten_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-22T19:43:57Z
dc.date.available2018-10-22T19:43:57Z
dc.date.created2015-05-28en_US
dc.date.issued2018-10-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/6226en_US
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dc.description.abstractIn 2006, the Bush administration directed nine US attorneys to resign. This decision was a partial cause of the attorney general’s departure from the administration, and it prompted investigations and congressional hearings. Seen as largely ad hoc, we argue that theory predicts a more systematic decision-making process. We investigate this empirically and find, consistent with literature on principal-agent theories and bureaucracy, that performance on easily monitored metrics and adverse-selection concerns predict the firings. We explore the implications of these findings for efforts to centralize decision-making in the Department of Justice and to exert political control over US attorneys.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen_US
dc.relation.urihttp://doi.org/10.1086/696858
dc.rights©2018 by the Law and Courts Organized Section of the American Political Science Association. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectBush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-en_US
dc.subjectUnited States Attorney's Officeen_US
dc.subjectUnited States. Department of Justice. Office of the Inspector Generalen_US
dc.titleHaphazard, Systematic, or Both? An Empirical Investigation of the US Attorney Firings in 2006en_US
dc.type.genrearticleen_US
dc.description.departmentSchool of Economic, Political and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMiller, Banks and Brett Curry, "Haphazard, Systematic, or Both? An Empirical Investigation of the US Attorney Firings in 2006," Journal of Law and Courts 6, no. 2 (Fall 2018): 379-403.en_US
dc.source.journalJournal of Law and Courtsen_US
dc.identifier.volume6en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.contributor.utdAuthorMiller, Banksen_US


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