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The Resource The puzzle of unanimity : consensus on the United States Supreme Court, Pamela C. Corley, Amy Steigerwalt, and Artemus Ward

The puzzle of unanimity : consensus on the United States Supreme Court, Pamela C. Corley, Amy Steigerwalt, and Artemus Ward

Label
The puzzle of unanimity : consensus on the United States Supreme Court
Title
The puzzle of unanimity
Title remainder
consensus on the United States Supreme Court
Statement of responsibility
Pamela C. Corley, Amy Steigerwalt, and Artemus Ward
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Supreme Court database, internal court documents, and the justices' private papers, The Puzzle of Unanimity provides the first comprehensive account of how the Court reaches consensus. Pamela Corley, Amy Steigerwalt, and Artemus Ward propose and empirically test a theory of consensus; they find consensus is a function of multiple, concurrently-operating forces that cannot be fully accounted for by ideological attitudes. In this thorough investigation, the authors conclude that consensus is a function of the level of legal certainty and its ability to constrain justices' ideological preferences."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
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1967-
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Corley, Pamela C.
Dewey number
347.73/26
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8742
LC item number
.C674 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1976-
  • 1971-
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  • Steigerwalt, Amy
  • Ward, Artemus
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  • United States
  • Judicial process
  • Consensus (Social sciences)
Label
The puzzle of unanimity : consensus on the United States Supreme Court, Pamela C. Corley, Amy Steigerwalt, and Artemus Ward
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=39350
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn818953179
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 201 pages
Isbn
9780804784726
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012049306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818953179
Label
The puzzle of unanimity : consensus on the United States Supreme Court, Pamela C. Corley, Amy Steigerwalt, and Artemus Ward
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=39350
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn818953179
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 201 pages
Isbn
9780804784726
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012049306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818953179

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