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The Psychology of the Supreme Court$
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Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195306040

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306040.001.0001

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Steps in the Decision-Making Process

Steps in the Decision-Making Process

(p.57) 3 Steps in the Decision-Making Process
The Psychology of the Supreme Court

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the Supreme Court's decision-making process. Topics covered include case selection, the frequency of granting certiorari, the rule of four, the interval between granting certiorari and the oral arguments, the judicial conference, the draft opinion, the majority opinion, and announcement of the decision.

Keywords:   Supreme Court, judicial decision-making, justices, certiorari, oral arguments, judicial conference

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