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Author Wrightsman, Lawrence S.

Title The psychology of the Supreme Court / Lawrence S. Wrightsman
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 312 pages)
Series American Psychology-Law Society series
American Psychology-Law Society series.
Contents The Supreme Court: The Least Understood Branch -- The Selective Nature of Supreme Court Justices -- Steps in the Decision-Making Process -- Day to Day in the Life of the Court -- A Psychological Analysis of Decision Formation -- The Rational-Choice Model in Judicial Decision Making -- The Bush v. Gore Decision -- How Individual Justices Affect Decisions -- The Chief Justice: More Influential than Other Justices? -- Can the Courts Decisions Be Predicted? -- Evaluating the Process
Summary Examining the psychology of Supreme Court decision-making, this book seeks to understand almost all aspects of the Supreme Court's functioning from a psychological perspective. It addresses many factors of influence, including the background of the justices, how they are nominated and appointed, the role of their law clerks, and more
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-298) and index
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Subject United States. Supreme Court.
√Čtats-Unis. Supreme Court.
United States. Supreme Court.
Conduct of court proceedings -- United States -- Psychological aspects
Judicial process -- United States -- Psychological aspects
Political questions and judicial power -- United States.
Droit -- Aspect psychologique.
Judicial process -- Psychological aspects.
Juges -- Attitudes.
LAW -- Government -- Federal.
Political questions and judicial power.
Processus judiciaire.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0198041756