Decision: How the Supreme Court Decides Cases

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Copyright © 1996 by Bernard Schwartz

First published by Oxford University Press, Inc., 1996

First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 1997

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All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Oxford University Press.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Schwartz, Bernard. Decision: how the Supreme Court decides cases / Bernard Schwartz.

p. cm.
Includes index.

ISBN 0-19-509859-5

ISBN 0-19-511800-6 (Pbk.)

1. United States. Supreme Court. 2. Judicial process--United States. I. Title. KF8742.S323 1996 {347.30735} 95-16119

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xiii
  • Introduction 3
  • Cases Covered 9
  • 1 - Rehnquist and Roe 12
  • 2 - Webster and the Decision Process 36
  • 3 - The Chief Leads the Court 65
  • Super Chief in Action 88
  • 5 - Burger Rebuffed 120
  • 6 - The Court Leads the Chief 135
  • 7 - Individual Justices Lead the Court 155
  • 8 - Vote Switches 178
  • 9 - More Switches, Near Misses, and Abortion 207
  • 10 - Civil Rights and Other Rehnquist Court Switches 237
  • 11 - Apotheosis of Mediocrity? 256
  • Table of Cases 263
  • Index 265
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