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Title:
The conscientious justice : how Supreme Court justices' personalities influence the law, the high court, and the Constitution
Author:
Black, Ryan C., 1982- author.
ISBN:
9781107168718
Physical Description:
xii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents:
Introduction -- A Theory About Justices and Conscientiousness -- Measuring Justices' Conscientiousness -- Conscientiousness and Supreme Court Agenda Setting -- Conscientiousness and Legal Persuasion -- Conscientiousness and the US Solicitor General -- Conscientiousness and Majority Opinion Assignments -- Conscientiousness and Opinion Bargaining -- Conscientiousness and Supreme Court Opinion Content -- Conscientiousness and the Treatment of Precedent -- Conscientiousness and Public Opinion -- Conscientiousness and Recusal -- Conclusion.
Abstract:
"All human beings have personalities that influence their behavior. Though it may surprise some to hear, United States Supreme Court justices are human beings. What this means, of course, is that justices have personalities that in uence their behavior and, in turn, legal development and the United States Constitution. If Court watchers want to understand the Court, they must understand how justices' personalities shape their behavior. The goal of this book is to establish that justices' personalities and, more specifically, their conscientiousness, influence judicial decision making"-- Provided by publisher.