87 Geo. L.J. 887 (1998-1999)
The Process of Making Process: Court Rulemaking, Democratic Legitimacy, and the Procedural Efficacy

handle is hein.journals/glj87 and id is 907 raw text is: ARTICLE
The Process of Making Process: Court Rulemaking,
Democratic Legitimacy, and Procedural Efficacy
ROBERT G. BONE*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION  ..........................................  888
I.  THE COURT RULEMAKING MODEL ........................  892
II. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COURT RULEMAKING MODEL .......... 893
A. THE RISE OF COURT RULEMAKING: 1906-1938 .............  893
B. THE GOLDEN AGE OF COURT RULEMAKING: 1950-1970 ........  897
C. THE GROWTH OF DISCONTENT: 1973-PRESENT ................. 900
1. The Rise of Procedural Skepticism .................... 900
2. The Decline of the Court Rulemaking Model .........  902
Il. THE MODERN JUSTIFICATORY DILEMMA ........................ 907
A.  PROCESS AND  SUBSTANCE ............................  909
1.  Substantive Effects  ............................  909
2.  Substantive Justification ............ .............. '910
B.  FAILED  SOLUTIONS .................................  914
1.  Procedural Expertise  ...........................  914
2.  Em piricism   ..................................  915
3.  Consensus  ..................................  916
4.  Trial Judge Discretion  ..........................  917
IV.  TOWARD  A  NEW  JUSTIFICATION  ..........................  918
A. COURT RULEMAKING AND THE EFFICIENCY METRIC ............... 919
* Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law. I am grateful for input received on an earlier
draft from Boston University School of Law, Columbia Law School, and Western New England
College of Law faculty workshops. I especially wish to thank Ron Cass, Mike Dorf, Fred Lawrence,
Gerry Lynch, Rick Marcus, Tom Rowe, Larry Sager, David Shapiro, and Allan Stein for their helpful
comments, and Patty Washienko and David Schur for their invaluable research assistance.
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