{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Supreme Ct. 10-16

Supreme Ct. 10-16 - In what ways can collegiality affect...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
In what ways can collegiality affect the Court? o Opinion content How do members of the majority respond? 1) Wait—some times justices will opt to wait and see what happens: occurs in 13% of cases Ex) Justice Blackmun to Justice Marshall in Waridus v. Oregon (1973) Sent a note to Marshall that said he would wait for any dissent that may be forthcoming—reflects that he could change his vote/majority is fragile 2) Suggestion—sometimes a justice will make a suggestion for a change to the decision Ex) Justice Rehnquist to Justice Blackmun in Ruckeshaus v. Monsanto Co. (1984) Said that he felt the opinion was excellent, but he was troubled by a few points 3) Threat—sometimes they will be more direct, saying that if the changes are not made then they will lose their vote Ex) Justice O’Connor to Justice White in US v. Karo (1984) Said that if White didn’t make the change, then she would likely not join. Said that she needs him to make the change for her to be pleased to join. Support is conditional on him making the change. 4) Opinion memoranda—sometimes they will say that they will write an opinion expressing their own views—Occurs in 18% of cases Ex) Justice Burger to Justice O’Connor in Marese v. American Academy of
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern