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The puzzle of unanimity : consensus on the United States Supreme Court

Author: Pamela C Corley; Amy Steigerwalt; Artemus Ward
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Law Books, [2013] ©2013
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The U.S. Supreme Court typically rules on cases that present complex legal questions. Given the challenging nature of its cases and the popular view that the Court is divided along ideological lines, it's commonly assumed that the Court routinely hands down equally-divided decisions. Yet the justices actually issue unanimous decisions in approximately one third of the cases they decide. Drawing on data from the U.S.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012049306
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela C Corley; Amy Steigerwalt; Artemus Ward
ISBN: 0804786321 9780804786324
OCLC Number: 841909856
Description: 1 online resource (x, 201 pages)
Contents: The Roosevelt court : the critical juncture from consensus to dissensus --
Closing the jaws of the decision-making vise : a theory and model of consensus --
A function of design : consensus in votes on the merits --
Monolithic solidarity : consensus in opinion writing --
An opportunity to clarify : unanimity and agenda setting.
Responsibility: Pamela C. Corley, Amy Steigerwalt, and Artemus Ward.

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The first comprehensive account of how the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court achieve consensus.  Read more...

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