Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -327) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Selecting justice : strategy and uncertainty in choosing Supreme Court nominees / Christine L. Nemacheck 2. The role of public opinion in Supreme Court confirmations / Jonathan P. Kastellec, Jeffrey R. Lax, and Justin Phillips 3. Campaign contributions and judicial decisions in partisan and nonpartisan elections / Damon M. Cann, Chris W. Bonneau, and Brent D. Boyea 4. Race and death sentencing / Isaac Unah 5. Under-estimating and over-estimating litigation : how activist plaintiffs may advance their causes even as they lose their cases / William Haltom and Michael McCann 6. Patterns of policy making across state Supreme Courts / Scott A. Comparato, Scott D. McClurg, and Shane A. Gleason 7. Decision making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals : the determinants of reversal on appeal / Virginia A. Hettinger and Stefanie A. Lindquist 8. Supreme Court agenda setting : policy uncertainty and legal considerations / Ryan C. Black and Ryan J. Owens 9. The origin and development of stare decisis at the U.S. Supreme Court / Timothy R. Johnson, James F. Spriggs, II, and Paul J. Wahlbeck 10. Bargaining and opinion writing on the U.S. Supreme Court / Tom S. Clark 11. Goldilocks and the Supreme Court : understanding the relationship between the Supreme Court, the President, and the Congress / Michael A. Bailey and Forrest Maltzman 12. Interest groups and their influence on judicial policy / Paul M. Collins, Jr 13. Public opinion, religion, and constraints on judicial behavior / Kevin T. McGuire 14. Lower court compliance with precedent / Sara C. Benesh and Wendy L. Martinek 15. Why strict scrutiny requires transparency : the practical effects of Bakke, Gratz, and Grutter / Richard Sander.