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The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited
     

The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited

by Harold J. Spaeth, Jeffrey A. Segal
 

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ISBN-10: 0521783518

ISBN-13: 9780521783514

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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521783514
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.18(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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