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Political Influence Over Supreme Court Criminal Procedure Cases
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
  • Tony Caporale, University of Dayton
  • Harold Winter, Ohio University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-1-1998
Abstract
In 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.
Inclusive pages
465-475
ISBN/ISSN
0167-2681
Publisher
Elevier
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Tony Caporale and Harold Winter. "Political Influence Over Supreme Court Criminal Procedure Cases" Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization Vol. 35 Iss. 4 (1998)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tony_caporale/27/