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An Empirical Test Of The Rational Actor Theory Of Litigation, Donald R. Songer, Charles M. Cameron, Jeffrey A. Segal Nov 1995

An Empirical Test Of The Rational Actor Theory Of Litigation, Donald R. Songer, Charles M. Cameron, Jeffrey A. Segal

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This article examines the decisions of litigants in criminal cases to appeal decisions from the U.S. Courts of Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. Using a random sample of search and seizure cases from 1962 through 1990 and a measure of the likelihood that the appeals court decision will be reversed if cert is granted, we demonstrate that litigants behave as if they rationally consider costs and benefits in their decisions to appeal. Given the extraordinary number of cases decided by lower federal courts vis-g-vis the number of cases the Supreme Court can decide, we argue that such ...


The Confirmation Mystery, Michael J. Gerhardt Dec 1994

The Confirmation Mystery, Michael J. Gerhardt

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No abstract provided.


A Reappraisal Of Diversification In The Federal Courts: Gender Effects In The Courts Of Appeals, Donald R. Songer, Sue Davis, Susan Haire May 1994

A Reappraisal Of Diversification In The Federal Courts: Gender Effects In The Courts Of Appeals, Donald R. Songer, Sue Davis, Susan Haire

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Prior scholarship on the effect of the increasing number of female judges leads to three contrasting sets of expectations. Early writings and views of affirmative-action activists suggested that female judges would be more liberal than male judges. On the other hand, a series of empirical studies suggest that we should expect no gender differences. In contrast to both of these perspectives, several feminist scholars suggest that women will be more liberal only when that position expresses support for full participation in the community. These contrasting expectations were tested by analyzing the votes of appeals court decisions in three issue areas ...


Through The Looking Glass: What Abortion Teaches Us About American Politics, Neal Devins Jan 1994

Through The Looking Glass: What Abortion Teaches Us About American Politics, Neal Devins

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The Limits Of "Liberal Republicanism": Why Group-Based Remedies And Republican Citizenship Don't Mix, Cynthia V. Ward Jan 1991

The Limits Of "Liberal Republicanism": Why Group-Based Remedies And Republican Citizenship Don't Mix, Cynthia V. Ward

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No abstract provided.


Nonpublication In The United States District Courts: Official Criteria Versus Inferences From Appellate Review, Donald R. Songer Feb 1988

Nonpublication In The United States District Courts: Official Criteria Versus Inferences From Appellate Review, Donald R. Songer

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No abstract provided.


The Impact Of The Supreme Court On Trends In Economic Policy Making In The United States Courts Of Appeals, Donald R. Songer Aug 1987

The Impact Of The Supreme Court On Trends In Economic Policy Making In The United States Courts Of Appeals, Donald R. Songer

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Previous impact research has primarily investigated controversial civil liberties decisions. The present study examines the response of the United States Courts of Appeals to changes in the labor and antitrust policies announced by the Supreme Court between 1950 and 1977. Significant impact was discovered. In each policy area, the decisional trends of the courts of appeals underwent a significant change after each of two policy shifts on the Supreme Court. Changes in the decisional trends of the courts of appeal were in the predicted direction even after controls were introduced for judges' party and holdover effects.


The Chernobyl Accident: A Case Study In International Law Regulating State Responsibility For Transboundary Nuclear Pollution, Linda A. Malone Jan 1987

The Chernobyl Accident: A Case Study In International Law Regulating State Responsibility For Transboundary Nuclear Pollution, Linda A. Malone

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The Kahan Report, Ariel Sharon And The Sabra-Shatilla Massacres In Lebanon: Responsibility Under International Law For Massacres Of Civilian Populations, Linda A. Malone Jan 1985

The Kahan Report, Ariel Sharon And The Sabra-Shatilla Massacres In Lebanon: Responsibility Under International Law For Massacres Of Civilian Populations, Linda A. Malone

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No abstract provided.


The 1965 Voting Rights Act: Some Wrongs Still Not Righted, Neal Devins Jan 1984

The 1965 Voting Rights Act: Some Wrongs Still Not Righted, Neal Devins

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No abstract provided.


Diminished Luster In Escambia County?, Neal Devins Jan 1984

Diminished Luster In Escambia County?, Neal Devins

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No abstract provided.


Concern For Policy Outputs As A Cue For Supreme Court Decisions On Certiorari, Donald R. Songer Nov 1979

Concern For Policy Outputs As A Cue For Supreme Court Decisions On Certiorari, Donald R. Songer

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No abstract provided.


A Political And Constitutional Review Of United States V. Nixon, William W. Van Alstyne Jan 1974

A Political And Constitutional Review Of United States V. Nixon, William W. Van Alstyne

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No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Undeclared War And Civil Disobedience: The American System In Crisis, W. Taylor Reveley Iii Jan 1974

Book Review Of Undeclared War And Civil Disobedience: The American System In Crisis, W. Taylor Reveley Iii

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No abstract provided.


My Native Grounds, Royal W. France, Jack C. Lane Jan 1957

My Native Grounds, Royal W. France, Jack C. Lane

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In 1957, near the end of his life, Royal France, a Rollins College economics professor for over twenty years, published My Native Grounds, a memoir that chronicles his life of service and commitment in the first half of the twentieth century. His story, which provides insights and perspectives on American life during the first half of the twentieth century that only an active participant could furnish, will appeal to scholars of both Florida and national histories, particularly those interested in American civil liberties history. This exceptionally well written, readable memoir will appeal as well to the general reader who has ...