Citizens, Courts, and Confirmations

Citizens, Courts, and Confirmations

Positivity Theory and the Judgments of the American People

eBook - 2009
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In recent years the American public has witnessed several hard-fought battles over nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. In these heated confirmation fights, candidates' legal and political philosophies have been subject to intense scrutiny and debate. Citizens, Courts, and Confirmations examines one such fight--over the nomination of Samuel Alito--to discover how and why people formed opinions about the nominee, and to determine how the confirmation process shaped perceptions of the Supreme Court's legitimacy. Drawing on a nationally representative survey, James Gibson and Gregory Caldeira use.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781400830602
1400830605
9780691139876
0691139873
9780691139883
0691139881
1282820958
9781282820951
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 178 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Caldeira, Gregory A.

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