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American Indian Interests And Supreme Court Agenda Setting: 1969-1992 October Terms, John R. Hermann Apr 1997

American Indian Interests And Supreme Court Agenda Setting: 1969-1992 October Terms, John R. Hermann

Political Science Faculty Research

A recent development in the judicial behavior literature on Supreme Court agenda setting is the examination of case selection within particular areas of the law. To that end, this study examines the Supreme Court's agenda-building process regarding American Indian Interests as a petitioning litigant during the 1969-1992 October terms. Using a multivariate logistic regression model, the findings indicate that judicial attitudes as manifested by the attitudinal model, the direct and third party briefs filed by the Solicitor General's office for and against American Indian interests, and the presence of a sovereignty issue were influential explanatory variables in the ...


Germany's Newest Aliens: The East Germans, Peter O'Brien Jan 1997

Germany's Newest Aliens: The East Germans, Peter O'Brien

Political Science Faculty Research

Before 1989, Germans used the term "Wende " (the tum) to refer to the transition from the Schmidt to the Kohl government in 1981-82. This meaning disappeared overnight between November 9 and 10, 1989. The real Wende became the revolution in the GDR and the subsequent unification of the two Germanys. Doubtless this shift in meaning was justified. By October 1990, Germany had experienced far more than a change in political leadership. It now had new expanded borders, 17 million new citizens, and a mountain of challenges to overcome.