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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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The Rational Choice Model in Judicial Decision-Making

The Rational Choice Model in Judicial Decision-Making

(p.133) 6 The Rational Choice Model in Judicial Decision-Making
The Psychology of the Supreme Court

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the rational choice model and its explanation of voting patterns in the Supreme Court. Topics covered include the limits of the attitudinal model, the history of the study of rational choice, the decision to grant certiorari, the psychology of drafting an opinion, and influence attempts and justices' response to them.

Keywords:   Supreme Court, justices, judicial decision-making, rational choice model, influence attempts

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