The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Michael A. Bailey

The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make

Princeton University Press
Publication date: September 2011
ISBN: 9781400840267
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$27.95
Our price:
$26.99

You save: $0.96 (3%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!

How do Supreme Court justices decide their cases? Do they follow their policy preferences? Or are they constrained by the law and by other political actors? The Constrained Court combines new theoretical insights and extensive data analysis to show that law and politics together shape the behavior of justices on the Supreme Court.

Michael Bailey and Forrest Maltzman show how two types of constraints have influenced the decision making of the modern Court. First, Bailey and Maltzman document that important legal doctrines, such as respect for precedents, have influenced every justice since 1950. The authors find considerable variation in how these doctrines affect each justice, variation due in part to the differing experiences justices have brought to the bench. Second, Bailey and Maltzman show that justices are constrained by political factors. Justices are not isolated from what happens in the legislative and executive branches, and instead respond in predictable ways to changes in the preferences of Congress and the president.

The Constrained Court shatters the myth that justices are unconstrained actors who pursue their personal policy preferences at all costs. By showing how law and politics interact in the construction of American law, this book sheds new light on the unique role that the Supreme Court plays in the constitutional order.

Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Constrained Court ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
2865 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Michael A. Bailey
Princeton University Press, September 2011
ISBN: 9781400840267
EAN:  9781400840267
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $27.95 eBook price: $26.99
The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Michael A. Bailey
Princeton University Press, September 2011
ISBN: 9781400840267
EAN:  2370003455663
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $27.95 eBook price: $26.99