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Author Sweet, Martin J., 1970-

Title Merely judgment : ignoring, evading, and trumping the Supreme Court / Martin J. Sweet

Publ Info Charlottesville, Va. : University of Virginia Press, 2010
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Descript xi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Constitutionalism and democracy
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-205) and index
Contents Introduction -- Supreme policymaking -- Philadelphia and the ongoing dialogue -- Portland and unsuccessful court-elected branch interaction -- Miami and executive checkmate -- Beyond affirmative action -- Conclusion
Note Merely Judgment uses affirmative action in government contracting, legislative vetoes, flag burning, hate speech, and school prayer as windows for understanding how Supreme Court decisions send signals regarding the Court's policy preferences to institutions and actors (such as lower courts, legislatures, executive branches, and interest groups), and then traces the responses of these same institutions and actors to court decisions.--[book jacket]
LC subject Civil rights -- United States
Constitutional law -- United States
United States. Supreme Court
Judgments -- United States
Obedience (Law) -- United States
Affirmative action programs -- United States
ISBN 9780813930589 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0813930588 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780813930770 (e-book)
0813930774 (e-book)