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A Function of Design: Consensus in Votes on the Merits

Pamela C. Corley

in The Puzzle of Unanimity: Consensus on the United States Supreme Court

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784726
eISBN:
9780804786324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784726.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter begins the empirical investigation of consensus on the Supreme Court. The purpose is to determine why the justices are able to agree in some cases but disagree in others. This theory is ... More


An Opportunity to Clarify: Unanimity and Agenda Setting

Pamela C. Corley

in The Puzzle of Unanimity: Consensus on the United States Supreme Court

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784726
eISBN:
9780804786324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784726.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an initial exploration of the crucial query: If the Supreme Court’s role is to solve difficult and vexing legal questions, why does it grant certiorari in cases that are ... More


The Puzzle of Unanimity: Consensus on the United States Supreme Court

Pamela C. Corley, Amy Steigerwalt, and Artemus Ward

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784726
eISBN:
9780804786324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784726.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book discusses how the U.S. Supreme Court typically rules on cases that present complex legal questions. Given the challenging nature of its cases and the popular view that the Court is divided ... More


The First Critics, 1820–1857

Jenifer Hart

in Proportional Representation: Critics of the British Electoral System 1820-1945

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201366
eISBN:
9780191674860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201366.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Because the notion of coming up with a unanimous decision is important, the first members of parliament during the medieval times were selected through common consent of the people. However, ... More


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