The company they keep : how partisan divisions came to the Supreme Court / Lawrence Baum, Neal Devins.

Are Supreme Court justices swayed by the political environment that surrounds them? Most people think 'yes,' and they point to the influence of the general public and the other branches of government on the Court. It is not that simple, however. As the eminent law and politics scholars Nea...

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Main Authors: Baum, Lawrence (Author), Devins, Neal (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2021.
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Summary:Are Supreme Court justices swayed by the political environment that surrounds them? Most people think 'yes,' and they point to the influence of the general public and the other branches of government on the Court. It is not that simple, however. As the eminent law and politics scholars Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum show in this book, justices today are reacting far more to subtle social forces in their own elite legal world than to pressure from the other branches of government or mass public opinion. In particular, the authors draw from social psychology research to show why Justices are apt to follow the lead of the elite social networks that they are a part of.
Item Description:Previously issued in print: 2020.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxi, 235 pages) : illustrations (black and white).
Audience:Specialized.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780197548448
019754844X
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on June 21, 2021).