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Crafting Law on the Supreme Court The Collegial Game

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ISBN-10: 0521783941

ISBN-13: 9780521783941

Edition: 2000

Authors: Forrest Maltzman, Paul J. Wahlbeck, James F. Spriggs

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Material is gleaned from internal memos circulated among justices on the Supreme Court to systematically account for the building of majority opinions. The authors argue that at the heart of this process are policy-seeking justices who are constrained by the choices made by the other justices. By strategically using threats, signals, and persuasion, justices attempt to influence the behavior of their colleagues on the bench. Evidence derived from the recently released papers of justices Brennan, Douglas, Marshall, and Powell is used to test the authors' theory of opinion writing. The portrait of the Supreme Court that emerges stands in sharp contrast to the conventional portrait where…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/3/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction
Selecting an author: assigning the majority opinion
A strategic response to draft opinions
The decision to accommodate
The politics of coalition formation
Conclusion