Strategy on the United States Supreme Court, Paperback / softback Book

Strategy on the United States Supreme Court Paperback / softback


To what extent do the justices on the Supreme Court behave strategically?

In Strategy on the United States Supreme Court, Saul Brenner and Joseph M.

Whitmeyer investigate the answers to this question and reveal that justices are substantially less strategic than many Supreme Court scholars believe.

By examining the research to date on each of the justice's important activities, Brenner and Whitmeyer's work shows that the justices often do not cast their certiorari votes in accord with the outcome-prediction strategy, that the other members of the conference coalition bargain successfully with the majority opinion writer in less than 6 percent of the situations, and that most of the fluidity in voting on the Court is nonstrategic.

This work is essential to understanding how strategic behavior - or its absence - influences the decisions of the Supreme Court and, as a result, American politics and society.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 6 Tables, unspecified; 1 Line drawings, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Constitution: government & the state
  • ISBN: 9780521736343

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