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.
The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisitedby Harold J. Spaeth, Jeffrey A. Segal
Pub. Date: 02/28/2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An examination of all stages of the Court's decision-making processes manages to explain and predict behaviour with a greater degree of accuracy by using an attitudinal model to explain the justices' decision making.
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