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Unformatted text preview: STRATEGIC INTERACTION AMONG JUSTICES 01/04/2008 07:20:00 Pennsylvania v. Muniz Can decision be explained by legal or attitudinal model? • Was muniz factually comparable to Miranda? • Was muniz factually comparable to cases recognizing exceptions to Miranda? • Were justices votes excepted? o O’Connor threatened to jump from majority opinion ← ← Lessons from Muniz • Decision making cannot be explained simply as a function of law or preferences • CJ Rehnquist said that the deliberative process with is “give and take” muddies doctrinal purity: “While of necessity much latitude is given to the opinion writer, there are inevitable compromises. Labeled by critics as due to confusion or lack of logical perception, these compromises may in fact be simply a very necessary effort…” • “Many times the final result is not what the author would originally have liked to...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSC 113 taught by Professor Wahlbeck during the Spring '08 term at GWU.
- Spring '08