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Confidence in the US Supreme Court is declining, and that puts its decisions at risk from Congress

Nelson, Michael J. and Uribe-McGuire, Alicia (2018) Confidence in the US Supreme Court is declining, and that puts its decisions at risk from Congress. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Jul 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Recent years have seen a marked decline in public support for major US political institutions, and the Supreme Court has not been immune from this trend. Michael J. Nelson and Alicia Uribe-McGuire write that this falling support could threaten the nation's highest court, as legislators may have less of an electoral penalty from voters if they attack the Court. Studying Congressional lawmaking, they find that Congress is more than twice as likely to overturn a Supreme Court decision when public support for the Court is at its nadir compared to its highest level.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/07/24/confid...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 17:12
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 00:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91236

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