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The Psychology of the Supreme Court

Lawrence S. Wrightsman


With the media spotlight on the recent developments concerning the Supreme Court, more and more people have become increasingly interested in the highest court in the land. Who are the justices that run it and how do they make their decisions? The Psychology of the Supreme Court examines the psychology of Supreme Court decision-making. The book seeks to help us understand all aspects of the Supreme Court's functioning from a psychological perspective. It addresses factors of influence, including the background of the justices, how they are nominated and appointed, the role of their law clerks, ... More

Keywords: Supreme Court, media, Chief Justice, decision-making, law clerks, conflict, predictability, votes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195306040
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306040.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence S. Wrightsman, author
University of Kansas, Lawrence