Crafting Law on the Supreme Court: The Collegial Game

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 3, 2000 - Law - 206 pages
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In Crafting Law on the Supreme Court, Maltzman, Spriggs, and Wahlbeck use material gleaned from internal memos circulated among justices on the U.S. Supreme Court to systematically account for the building of majority opinions. The authors argue that at the heart of this process are justices whose decisions are constrained by the choices made by the other justices. The portrait of the Supreme Court that emerges stands in sharp contrast to the conventional portrait where justices act solely on the basis of the law or their personal policy preferences. This book provides a fascinating glimpse of how the Court crafts the law.
  

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Thomas G. Hansford is assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. James F. Spriggs, II, is professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the coauthor of "Crafting Law on the Supreme Court," which won the C. Herman Pritchett Award, given annually by the American Political Science Association for the best book on law and courts by a political scientist.

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