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In the long run, the Supreme Court leads public opinion on controversial issues

Ura, Joseph (2014) In the long run, the Supreme Court leads public opinion on controversial issues. LSE American Politics and Policy (20 Feb 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

It has always been a matter of debate if Supreme Court rulings consolidate opposition to an issue or lead to greater public acceptance of it. Using a statistical model of the American “policy mood” after major rulings, Joseph Ura finds that, while there may be a short-term backlash immediately after a decision, public opinion in the long run tends to follow the position adopted by the Supreme Court. Because of this, he writes, the Supreme Court may ultimately be able to shape the broader political climate in the United States.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2014 11:12
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2019 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58734

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