59 B.C. L. Rev. 1543 (2018)
Court Capture

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                        COURT CAPTURE




                             J. JONAS  ANDERSON




INTRODUCTION                 .......................................................... 1545
I. CAPTURE OF AGENCIES/CAPTURE OF COURTS           ........................................1552
  A. The Theory ofRegulatory Capture......................................... 1552

     1. How Regulatory Capture Occurs          ...........................................1555
     2. Regulatory Capture Applied to the Federal Courts.................       ..............1563
  B. The Theory of Court Capture          ............................................ 1565
     1. Political Independence Does Not Shelter Judges from Capture.....         ............1567
     2. Courts Present Attractive Capture Targets.    .......................   ..............1571
II. COURT CAPTURE IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TExAS................................ 1575

  A. The Eastern District of Texas.       ........................................... 1575
  B. Evidence of Capture................................................... 1577
     1. Classic Capture                          .................................................... 1578
     2. New-Style Capture            ....................................................... 1583
   C. The Eastern District of Texas Exhibits Signs of Capture  .............................. 1585

III. AVOIDING COURT CAPTURE: SUGGESTIONS            .................................. 1586
  A. Venue Reform........................................................   1587
  B. Mandate Random Assignment ofJudges.          ................................... 1591
CONCLUSION                  ............................................................ 1593





























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