Supreme Court Decision-Making : New Institutionalist Approaches

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What influences decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court? For decades social scientists focused on the ideology of individual justices. Supreme Court Decision Making moves beyond this focus by exploring how justices are influenced by the distinctive features of courts as institutions and their place in the political system.

Drawing on interpretive-historical institutionalism as well as rational choice theory, a group of leading scholars consider such factors as the influence of ...

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Overview

What influences decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court? For decades social scientists focused on the ideology of individual justices. Supreme Court Decision Making moves beyond this focus by exploring how justices are influenced by the distinctive features of courts as institutions and their place in the political system.

Drawing on interpretive-historical institutionalism as well as rational choice theory, a group of leading scholars consider such factors as the influence of jurisprudence, the unique characteristics of supreme courts, the dynamics of coalition building, and the effects of social movements. The volume's distinguished contributors and broad range make it essential reading for those interested either in the Supreme Court or the nature of institutional politics.

Original essays contributed by Lawrence Baum, Paul Brace, Elizabeth Bussiere, Cornell Clayton, Sue Davis, Charles Epp, Lee Epstein, Howard Gillman, Melinda Gann Hall, Ronald Kahn, Jack Knight, Forrest Maltzman, David O'Brien, Jeffrey Segal, Charles Sheldon, James Spriggs II, and Paul Wahlbeck.

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Sanford Levinson
The essays are joined in extremely accessible ways. I cannot imagine a reader, whether student or professional, who would not feel stimulated by pondering the implications of this collecion.
— Stanford Levinson, Univ. of Texas Law Scool
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226109541
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: Phoenix Poets Ser.
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgments Introduction Beyond Judicial Attitudes: Institutional Approaches to Supreme Court Decision-Making Howard Gillman and Cornell W. Clayton
Part One: Conceptualizing the Supreme Court as an Institution
1. The Supreme Court and Political Jurisprudence: New and Old Institutionalisms Cornell W. Clayton
2. Strategy and Judicial Choice: New Institutionalist Approaches to Supreme Court Decision-Making Forrest Maltzman, James F. Spriggs II, and Paul J. Wahlbeck
3. The Court as an Idea, Not a Building (or a Game): Interpretive Institutionalism and the Analysis of Supreme Court Decision-Making Howard Gillman
Part Two: Legal Norms and the Internal Structure of Supreme Court Decision-Making
4. Institutional Norms and Supreme Court Opinions: On Reconsidering the Rise of Individual Opinions David M. O'Brien
5. The Incidence and Structure of Dissensus on a State Supreme Court Charles H. Sheldon
6. The Chief Justice and Judicial Decision-Making: The Institutional Basis for Leadership on the Supreme Court Sue Davis
7. The Supreme Court and the Development of the Welfare State: Judicial Liberalism and the Problem of Welfare Rights Elizabeth Bussiere
8. Institutional Norms and Supreme Court Decision-Making: The Rehnquist Court on Privacy and Religion Ronald Kahn
Part Three: Extra-Judicial Influences on Supreme Court Decision-Making
9. Recruitment and the Motivations of Supreme Court Justices Lawrence Baum
10. Mapping Out the Strategic Terrain: The Informational Role of Amici Curiae
Lee Epstein and Jack Knight
11. Supreme Court Deference to Congress: An Examination of the Marksist Model Jeffrey A. Segal
12. External Pressure and the Supreme Court's Agenda Charles R. Epp
13. State Supreme Courts and Their Environments: Avenues to General Theories of Judicial Choice Melinda Gann Hall and Paul Brace References Cases Cited Contributors Index

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