The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited

The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited

by Jeffrey A. Segal, Harold J. Spaeth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521783518

ISBN-13: 9780521783514

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book, authored by two leading scholars of the Supreme Court and its policy making, 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 approaches to Supreme Court decision making: the legal and rational choice models.  See more details below

Overview

This book, authored by two leading scholars of the Supreme Court and its policy making, 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 approaches to Supreme Court decision making: the legal and rational choice models.

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

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface
1Introduction: Supreme Court Policy Making1
2Models of Decision Making: The Legal Model44
3Models of Decision Making: The Attitudinal and Rational Choice Models86
4A Political History of the Supreme Court115
5Staffing the Court178
6Getting into Court223
7The Decision on the Merits: The Legal Model279
8The Decision on the Merits: The Attitudinal and Rational Choice Models312
9Opinion Assignment and Opinion Coalitions357
10The Supreme Court and Constitutional Democracy406
11Conclusion430
Case Index436
General Index444

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