kirti_sarkar_cognitive_dissonance

Kirti_sarkar_cogniti - Kirti Sarkar(group secretary Angela Fox Roen Taylor Tom Pittman John RiemanKlingler Jacquelyn Johnson PLS 320 Professor

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Kirti Sarkar (group secretary), Angela Fox, Roen Taylor, Tom Pittman, John Rieman- Klingler, Jacquelyn Johnson PLS 320 Professor Snook April 9, 2008 Group Essay In our group discussion, we decided that Rosenberg’s model was not the most accurate depiction of judicial impact. We felt the cognitive dissonance theory explains it better. Rosenberg has an overly high standard for measuring judicial impact. He does not account for indirect change caused by Supreme Court Decisions such as that in the legislature, or immeasurable change, such as that in people’s ideologies. Rosenberg depends too heavily on numbers and interprets them arbitrarily. It can be considered one of his strengths that he calls upon concrete numerical data, but his interpretation of these numbers is not always defensible. While Rosenberg doesn’t dispute the ability of the court to cause change for individuals, he glosses over this and its ability to lead to broader social change. His main weakness is expecting the Supreme Court to cause direct social change as the legislature
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course PLS 320 taught by Professor Snook during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Kirti_sarkar_cogniti - Kirti Sarkar(group secretary Angela Fox Roen Taylor Tom Pittman John RiemanKlingler Jacquelyn Johnson PLS 320 Professor

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