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Supreme Court Agenda Setting

Strategic Behavior during Case Selection

Authors: Sommer, U.

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About this book

Much research is devoted to the decision-making power and precedent set by the Supreme Court. Less attention, however, is given to the strategic behavior during case selection. This book argues that case selection is done strategically, and by means of various criteria - influencing its constitutional position and importance.

About the authors

Udi Sommer teaches political science at Tel Aviv University, Israel. His broad research interests are in American and comparative politics, public law and political methodology. He specializes in the analysis of political institutions and legal evolution. His scholarship has appeared in publications such as Comparative Political Studies, The Law and Society Review, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Political Studies, Judicature, Rationality and Society, and the Justice System Journal.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sommer, Udi

    Pages 1-12

  • The History and Institutions of the Writ of Certiorari

    Sommer, Udi

    Pages 13-28

  • The Theoretical Framework: Case Selection and Strategic Behavior on the Court

    Sommer, Udi

    Pages 29-43

  • Voting Contingents, Cert Pivots, and Voting Volatility

    Sommer, Udi

    Pages 45-60

  • Strategic Votes on Cert: Evidence from Justices’ Papers

    Sommer, Udi

    Pages 61-81

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-39864-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-39991-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-48600-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Supreme Court Agenda Setting
Book Subtitle
Strategic Behavior during Case Selection
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Udi Sommer
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39864-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137398642
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39991-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48600-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 186
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
Topics