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Unformatted text preview: ± How can we characterize the decisions of the Supreme Court? ± Strategic behavior on the part of justices? ± Stare decisis and competing philosophies of judicial interpretation. 3 Judicial Nominations ± Explain the importance of advice and consent . ± What are some of the key steps in the confirmation process? ± Why so contentious? ± Nominees are ideologically compatible with the president. Judicial System in Texas ± Describe the basic structure of the Texas courts . ± What are the most influential courts in Texas? ± Electing judges and should Texas adopt the Missouri Plan ? The Court in Perspective ± The public holds the Court in high esteem. ± Critical role in national policy-making. ± What limits the decisions of the Court?...
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This document was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course POLS 1301 at Texas Tech.
- Fall '08