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Constitutional Process a Social Choice Analysis of Supreme Court Decision Making

by Lee Epstein

  • ISBN: 9780472111305
  • ISBN10: 0472111302

Constitutional Process a Social Choice Analysis of Supreme Court Decision Making

by Lee Epstein

  • List Price: $80.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
  • Publish date: 08/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780472111305
  • ISBN10: 0472111302
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Description: This is the first comprehensive analysis of how the collective nature of Supreme Court decision making affects the transformation of the justices' preferences into constitutional doctrine. Analyzing the Supreme Court from the perspective of social choice theory, Maxwell L. Stearns offers new insights into Supreme Court decision making that have profound implications for understanding the outcomes in a number of cases and the resulting doctrinal development within constitutional law which traditional analyses have proven ill-equipped to explain.The book models several important process-based Supreme Court rules, including outcome voting, the narrowest-grounds rule, "stare decisis, and justiciability, with a particular emphasis on standing. These doctrines have each had a significant impact upon the evolution of modern constitutional law, including but not limited to the following areas: affirmative action, school desegregation, racial gerrymandering, obscenity, and abortion. Each model is presented in nontechnical language with several concrete illustrations drawn from recent Supreme Court case law.The book offers a new understanding of two apparently paradoxical situations: first, cases in which there are separate majorities on specific issues in the case that suggest, logically, that there should be a majority for the dissenting result; and second, cases in which discrete minorities--as opposed to the apparent majority--control the identification and resolution of dispositive case issues. In addition, the book sheds new light on why the Court employs "stare decisis, even though the doctrine grounds the evolution of legal doctrine on the order in which cases are presented anddecided, and on how the modern standing doctrine ameliorates the incentives for interest groups to time the litigation of cases in a way that will exert a disproportionate influence over the direction of constitutional doctrin
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9.36 x 6.35 x 1.37. Signed by Author on Half-Title page with Presentation notation, with date. Nice Firm Clean copy! 420 pages.
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