Courts and Judges

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1 Senate voting on Supreme Court nominees : a neoinstitutional model 3
2 The politics of Supreme Court nominations : a theory of institutional constraints and choices 13
3 Constituent influence in state Supreme Courts : conceptual notes and a case study 41
4 Divisions of opinion among justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1939-1941 51
5 On the mysterious demise of consensual norms in the United States Supreme Court 61
6 The study of judicial decision-making as an aspect of political behavior 91
7 Sophisticated voting and gate-keeping in the Supreme Court 111
8 Predicting Supreme Court cases probabilistically : the search and seizure cases, 1962-1981 135
9 Voting behavior on the United States Courts of Appeals, 1961-1964 145
10 Judicial policy-making and southern school segregation 155
11 Civic virtue and the feminine voice in constitutional adjudication 175
12 What do judges and justices maximize? : (the same thing everybody else does) 249
13 Strategic policy considerations and voting fluidity on the Burger Court 291
14 Lower court checks on Supreme Court power 305
15 Judicial partisanship and obedience to legal doctrine : whistleblowing on the federal courts of appeals 321
16 Overriding Supreme Court statutory interpretation decisions 343
17 The logic of strategic defection : court-executive relations in Argentina under dictatorship and democracy 469
18 Decision-making in a democracy : the Supreme Court as a national policy-maker 485
19 African-American rights after Brown 503
20 Republican schoolmaster : the U.S. Supreme Court, public opinion, and abortion 529
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