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David A. Gambel Dan McConnell Ryan Desjardins Matt Breuer PLS 320 – Dr. Carl Snook 07 April 2008 Group Project 3 – Rosenberg and Judicial Impact Theory Judicial Impact Theories are used to explain the actions of four populations to Supreme Court decisions. Deciding if there is judicial impact at all by the court is a hard task that requires analyzing the effects of major past decisions and current decisions written in the court today. Gerald Rosenberg believes that courts do not create significant social change or impact. Our group disagrees with Rosenberg is some respects but also agrees with him in others. We believe that in order to determine if Rosenberg’s standard for judicial impact is fair, we must first classify what it means for a decision to create significant social reform. Rosenberg believes that in order for a court to create significant social reform, the court must change the opinion of the public. Unfortunately, we believe that this criterion is not fair because Rosenberg desires to change the hearts and minds of the
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