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TABLE OF CONTENTS Author Biography Dedication Acknowledgements I. Introduction An Area of Confusion Moving Forward Plan of the Book II. Interest Group Litigation Interest Groups Defined The Decision to Litigate Methods of Interest Group Litigation The Goal(s) of Amicus Participation Summary and Conclusions III. Amicus Curiae Participation in the Supreme Court ** 6 Tables, 4 Figures The History of Amicus Participation: From Friendship to Advocacy Rules and Norms Levels of Amicus Participation Amicus Participation by Issue Area Ideological Positions Advocated by the Amici Who Participates? Information Supplied by Amicus Briefs Summary and Conclusions Appendix Table 1 IV. Amici Curiae and Judicial Decision Making ** 3 Tables, 2 Figures Chapter Overview Models of Judicial Decision Making The Legal Model The Attitudinal Model The Legal and Attitudinal Models: A Shared Characteristic Amici Curiae and Judicial Decision Making: Two Approaches Legal Persuasion and Amici Curiae The Attitudinal Model and Amici Curiae Overview and Clarification Modeling the Influence of Amici Curiae Other Influences on the Ideological Direction of the Vote Empirical Results Summary and Conclusions V. Amici Curiae and the Consistency of Judicial Decision Making ** 1 Table, 2 Figures The Importance of Understanding Variability in Decision Making Amici Curiae and the Consistency of Judicial Choice Modeling the Influence of Amici Curiae Other Influences on the Consistency of Judicial Decision Making Empirical Results Summary and Conclusions VI. Amici Curiae and Dissensus on the Supreme Court ** 1 Table The Importance of Understanding Separate Opinion Writing Amicus Curiae Briefs: A Misapplied Surrogate for Salience The Influence of Amicus Briefs on Concurrences and Dissents Modeling the Influence of Amici Curiae Other Influences on Dissensus Empirical Results Summary and Conclusions VII. Conclusions and Implications Amicus Participation: The Empirical Findings and Their Normative Implications Amicus Influence: The Empirical Findings and Their Normative Implications Future Research Appendix: Data and Data Reliability The Kearney and Merrill Database The Original Data Collection Identifying the Liberal and Conservative Nature of the Amicus Curiae Briefs A Final Word on Methodology References Table of Cases
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
United States. Supreme Court.
Pressure groups -- United States.
Constitutional law -- United States -- Decision making.
Political questions and judicial power -- United States.