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Unformatted text preview: o Does it affect what people think about the Court as an institution o Attitude towards Court determines how decisions are received o Ex: Bush v. Gore (2000) People who supported Court before saw a legitimate decision here (He didn’t actually have data to back this up if I recall correctly) • Opinions on Public Policy o Can the Court affect what people think about a particular policy? Court does not seem to affect what people think on a policy Affects how a policy is viewed or valued • Change the intensity of opinions o Test: Does the Court change strength of opinions? o Abortion before and after Roe Examine difference between Catholics and Protestants Before: Catholics were opposed, 15% more likely to approve any type of abortion After: Catholics more opposed and to a greater degree • Now 25% more likely to oppose all types...
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- Fall '07
- Public Policy, Supreme Court of the United States, media coverage, Bush v. Gore