Apellate Court Policymaking

Apellate Court Policymaking - A p p e l l a t e / T r i a l...

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Unformatted text preview: A p p e l l a t e / T r i a l C o u r t D e c i s i o n m a k i n g P O L I 4 5 2 7 / 2 8 / 2 1 1 Three Models as Applied to Appellate Courts Legal model: Fairly strong evidence that the law matters for federal appeals courts Three Models as Applied to Appellate Courts Legal model: Fairly strong evidence that the law matters for federal appeals courts (some for state high courts too) Three Models as Applied to Appellate Courts Legal model: Fairly strong evidence that the law matters for federal appeals courts (some for state high courts too) What we know: Federal statutes constrain U.S. Courts of Appeals quite a bit (15-20%); similar results with state high courts Three Models as Applied to Appellate Courts Legal model: Fairly strong evidence that the law matters for federal appeals courts (some for state high courts too) What we know: Federal statutes constrain U.S. Courts of Appeals quite a bit (15-20%); similar results with state high courts Precedent: mattersmore likely to be used if the Supreme Court considers it valid. BUT ideology matters here too Attitudinal Model U.S. Courts of Appeals-Ideology matters, at least for important cases. Attitudinal Model U.S. Courts of Appeals-Ideology matters, at least for important cases....
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course POLI 452 taught by Professor Kassow during the Summer '11 term at South Carolina.

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Apellate Court Policymaking - A p p e l l a t e / T r i a l...

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