Table of contents for Friends of the Supreme Court : interest groups and judicial decision making / Paul M. Collins, Jr.

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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.