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

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

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The company they keep : how partisan divisions came to the Supreme Court
Title
The company they keep
Title remainder
how partisan divisions came to the Supreme Court
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Neal Devins, Lawrence Baum
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eng
Summary
  • "Are Supreme Court justices swayed by the political environment that surrounds them? The intuitive response of most is "yes," and most point to trends in electoral politics as well as the nature of the relationship between the three branches of government. It is not that simple, however. As the eminent law and politics scholars Neal Devins and Larry Baum show in The Company They Keep, justices today are reacting to far more subtle social drivers than pressure from other branches of government or mass public opinion. In particular, by making use of social psychology, they examine why Justices are apt to follow the lead of the elite social networks that they are a part of. That is, the justices take cues primarily from the people who are closest to them and whose approval they care most about: political, social, and professional elites. The result is a court in which the justices' ideological stances reflect the dominant views in the appointing president's party. Devins and Baum argue that today's partisanship on the Court is also tied to the emergence of the conservative legal network-a social network that reinforces the conservative leanings of Republican appointees. For earlier Courts, elite social networks were not divided by political party or ideology, but for today's Court, elite social networks are largely bifurcated by partisan and ideological loyalties, and the Justices reflect that bifurcation. A fascinating examination the factors that impact decision-making, The Company They Keep will reshape our understanding of the contemporary Supreme Court."--
  • ""The Company They Keep" advances a new way of thinking about Supreme Court decision-making. In so doing, it explains why today's Supreme Court is the first ever in which lines of ideological division are also partisan lines between justices appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents"--
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Devins, Neal
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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Baum, Lawrence
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Judicial process
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Decision making
  • Judicial process
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • United States
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The company they keep : how partisan divisions came to the Supreme Court, Neal Devins, Lawrence Baum
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Summary of book and argument -- The Supreme Court and elites -- Elites, ideology, and the rise of the modern court -- The court in a polarized world
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 235 pages
Isbn
9780190278052
Lccn
2018022571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028525804
Label
The company they keep : how partisan divisions came to the Supreme Court, Neal Devins, Lawrence Baum
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
Contents
Summary of book and argument -- The Supreme Court and elites -- Elites, ideology, and the rise of the modern court -- The court in a polarized world
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 235 pages
Isbn
9780190278052
Lccn
2018022571
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)1028525804

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