Political Influence Over Supreme Court Criminal Procedure CasesJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
AbstractIn sharp contrast with much recent work in the area of positive political economy, much of the analysis of U.S. Supreme Court decision making has excluded political changes as possible factors influencing Court rulings. In this essay, we analyze Supreme Court voting on criminal procedure cases for the years 1953–93 and find evidence of significant presidential and congressional impact on Court behavior. We argue that this provides evidence against the conventional wisdom that the Court is an autonomous decision-making body.
Citation InformationTony Caporale and Harold Winter. "Political Influence Over Supreme Court Criminal Procedure Cases" Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization Vol. 35 Iss. 4 (1998)
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