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Supreme Court justices are more likely to borrow language from interest group briefs when it will go unnoticed

Canelo, Kayla S. (2021) Supreme Court justices are more likely to borrow language from interest group briefs when it will go unnoticed. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (23 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In recent decades, the Supreme Court has been seen as increasingly as a political as well as a legal institution, with justices’ partisan ideologies informing their decision-making. In new research, Kayla Canelo examines how justices reference and cite friend-of-the-Court or amicus curiae briefs from interest groups in their majority opinions. She finds that justices are more likely to borrow language from interest group briefs which are ideologically closer to their own interests, and is likely to go unnoticed, but are less likely to directly cite these briefs, potentially to protect their own legitimacy in the public’s eye.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
K Law > KF United States Federal Law
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 11:24
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 11:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112389

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