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The Resource Creating the law : state supreme court opinions and the effect of audiences, Michael K. Romano and Todd A. Curry

Creating the law : state supreme court opinions and the effect of audiences, Michael K. Romano and Todd A. Curry

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Creating the law : state supreme court opinions and the effect of audiences
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Creating the law
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state supreme court opinions and the effect of audiences
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Michael K. Romano and Todd A. Curry
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eng
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"Written opinions are the primary means by which judges communicate with external actors. These opinions include the parties to the case itself, but also more broadly journalists, public officials, lawyers, other judges, and increasingly, the mass public. In Creating the Law, Michael K. Romano and Todd A. Curry examine the extent to which judges tailor their language in order to avoid retribution during their retention, and how institutional variations involving intra-chamber dynamics may influence the written word of a legal opinion. Using an extensive dataset that includes the text of all death penalty and education decisions issued by state supreme courts from 1995-2010, Romano and Curry are the first to examine the connection between retention incentives and language choices. They utilize text analysis techniques developed in the field of communications and apply them to the text of judicial decisions. In doing so, they find that judges write with their audience in mind, and emphasize dueling strategies of justification and persuasion in order to please diverse audiences that may be paying attention. Furthermore, the process of drafting a majority opinion is a team exercise, and when more individuals are involved in its crafting, the product will reflect this complexity. This book gives students the tools for understanding how institutional variation affects judicial outcomes and shows how language relates to decision making in the judiciary more specifically"--
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Romano, Michael K
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illustrations
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non fiction
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Curry, Todd A.
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Law, courts and politics
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  • Courts of last resort
  • Judicial opinions
  • Courts of last resort
  • Judicial opinions
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Creating the law : state supreme court opinions and the effect of audiences, Michael K. Romano and Todd A. Curry
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
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xiii, 183 pages
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9781138616837
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2019018948
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1128479144
Label
Creating the law : state supreme court opinions and the effect of audiences, Michael K. Romano and Todd A. Curry
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 183 pages
Isbn
9781138616837
Lccn
2019018948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1128479144

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