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Why an attack on the Supreme Court by Donald Trump could hurt its reputation in the eyes of his supporters

Armaly, Miles T. (2018) Why an attack on the Supreme Court by Donald Trump could hurt its reputation in the eyes of his supporters. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (16 Feb 2018). Website.

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Abstract

During the 2016 election campaign and the early stages of his presidency, Donald Trump made repeated attacks on the integrity of federal judges. If his belligerence were to turn to the US Supreme Court, would the trust that Americans feel in that institution protect its reputation? In new research which examines how people's views of the Court are affected by partisan attacks and praise, Miles T. Armaly finds that, in the face of such attacks, the reputation of the Court could be undermined among those who already support Donald Trump. People’s feelings about a particular politician who makes negative statements – not about the Court itself – he writes, are the main determinant of how effective these statements are.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2018 15:51
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88863

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