judicial politics 4-1-08

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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…”
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  • Spring '08
  • Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Concurring opinion, majority opinion Lessons, muddies doctrinal purity, Muniz

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