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The Resource The media, the court, and the misrepresentation : the new myth of the court, by Rorie L. Solberg, Eric N. Waltenburg

The media, the court, and the misrepresentation : the new myth of the court, by Rorie L. Solberg, Eric N. Waltenburg

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The media, the court, and the misrepresentation : the new myth of the court
Title
The media, the court, and the misrepresentation
Title remainder
the new myth of the court
Statement of responsibility
by Rorie L. Solberg, Eric N. Waltenburg
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Court's decisions are interpreted and disseminated via the media. During this process, the media paints an image of the Court and its business. Like any artist, the media has license regarding what to cover and the amount of attention devoted to any aspect of the Court and its business. Some cases receive tremendous attention, while others languish on the back-pages or are ignored. These selection effects create a skewed picture of the Court and its work, and might affect public attitudes toward the Court. Indeed, studies of media coverage of other governmental institutions reveal that when, and how, their policy decisions are covered has implications for the public's understanding of, compliance with, support for, and cynicism about the policy. This book uncovers and describes this coverage and compares it to the Court's actual work, its members, and the confirmation hearings. Analyzing media coverage of nominations and confirmation hearings, the justices' 'extra-curricular' activities and their retirements/deaths, and the Court's opinions and comparing this coverage to analyses of confirmation transcripts and the Court's full docket, Rorie Spill Solberg and Eric N. Waltenburg contend that media now cover the Court and its personnel more similarly to its coverage of other political institutions. Journalists still regurgitate a mythology supported by the justices, a 'cult of the robe,' wherein unbiased and apolitical judges mechanically base their decisions upon the law and the Constitution. Furthermore, they argue the media also focus on the 'cult of personality,' wherein the media emphasize certain attributes of the justices and their work to match the public's preferences for subject matter and content. The media's portrayal, then, undercuts the Court's legitimacy and its reservoir of good will"--
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1969-
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Solberg, Rorie Spill
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1965-
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Waltenburg, Eric N.
Series statement
Law, courts and politics
Series volume
4
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  • United States
  • Courts of last resort
  • Judicial process
Label
The media, the court, and the misrepresentation : the new myth of the court, by Rorie L. Solberg, Eric N. Waltenburg
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Publication
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
24 cm.
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9780415823371
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014025500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)866922795
Label
The media, the court, and the misrepresentation : the new myth of the court, by Rorie L. Solberg, Eric N. Waltenburg
Publication
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
24 cm.
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9780415823371
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014025500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)866922795

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