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Strategy on the United States Supreme Court

Author: Saul Brenner; Joseph Whitmeyer
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book reveals how strategic behavior - or its absence - influences the decisions of the Supreme Court and, as a result, American politics and society.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Saul Brenner; Joseph Whitmeyer
ISBN: 9780521516723 0521516722 9780521736343 052173634X
OCLC Number: 256534598
Description: xi, 196 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The legal model --
The attitudinal model --
The strategic models --
The losing litigant model --
The outcome-prediction strategy --
Strategic voting at the conference vote --
Fluidity and strategic voting --
The extent of successful bargaining over the content of the majority opinion --
The size of opinion coalitions --
At whose ideal point will the majority opinion be written? --
Reciprocity on the Supreme Court --
The separation of powers model --
Supreme Court decision making and public opinion --
Strategies in pursuit of institutional goals.
Responsibility: Saul Brenner, Joseph M. Whitmeyer.
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"This book challenges the widely held view that Supreme Court justices as decision makers are highly strategic. Offering theoretical arguments and using empirical evidence, Brenner and Whitmeyer Read more...

 
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