The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited / Edition 1

The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited / Edition 1

by Jeffrey A. Segal, Harold J. Spaeth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521789710

ISBN-13: 9780521789714

Pub. Date: 09/16/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Authored by two leading scholars of the Supreme Court and its policy making, this study systematically presents and validates the use of the attitudinal model to explain and predict Supreme Court decision making. In the process, it critiques the two major alternative models of Supreme Court decision making and their major variants—the legal and rational choice

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Overview

Authored by two leading scholars of the Supreme Court and its policy making, this study systematically presents and validates the use of the attitudinal model to explain and predict Supreme Court decision making. In the process, it critiques the two major alternative models of Supreme Court decision making and their major variants—the legal and rational choice. Using the U.S. Supreme Court Data Base, the justices' private papers, and other sources of information, the book analyzes the appointment process, certiorari, the decision on the merits, opinion assignments, and the formation of opinion coalitions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521789714
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/16/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
307,962
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Supreme Court policy making; 2. Models of decision making I: the legal model; 3. Models of decision making II: the attitudinal and rational choice models; 4. A political history of the Supreme Court; 5. Staffing the Court; 6. Getting into Court; 7. The decision on the merits: the legal process; 8. The decision on the merits: the attitudinal and rational choice models; 9. Opinion assignment and opinion coalitions; 10. The Supreme Court and constitutional democracy; 11. Conclusion.

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