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Supreme Court Decision Making

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ISBN13: 9780226109541
ISBN: 0226109542
Published: February 1999
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £70.50

What influences decisions of the US Supreme Court? For decades social scientists focused on the ideology of individual justices. This text moves beyond that focus by exploring how justices are influenced by the distinctive features of courts as institutions and their place in the political system.;Drawing on interpretive-historical institutionalism as well as rational choice theory, a group of scholars consider such factors as the influence of jurisprudence, the unique characteristics of supreme courts, the dynamics of coalition building, and the effects of social movements.

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