New PDF release: Amici Curiae and Strategic Behavior in State Supreme Courts

By Scott A. Comparato

Applying strategic ways to either curiosity teams as amici curiae and nation preferrred court docket justices, Comparato investigates the effect of judicial retention tools and the poll initiative on their behaivor. the implications display that they behave strategically, trying to in attaining their targets in the confines of the institutional setting.

What influence do state-level associations have at the habit of nation ideally suited court docket justices and curiosity teams engaging as amici curiae in these courts? particularly, is the knowledge supplied via curiosity teams conditioned at the judicial retention approach, or no matter if the country makes use of the poll initiative, and does that info impression the decision-making strategy of the justices? Comparato solutions those questions by way of using strategic theories of judicial and crew habit, with teams prompted by means of the attainment of coverage and staff upkeep, and nation very best courtroom justices influenced by means of coverage and the continuing upkeep in their place at the court docket. He argues that the data supplied in amicus curiae briefs permits either teams and country superb court docket justices to accomplish their respective goals.

In order to reply to those questions, Comparto analyzes litigant and amicus curiae briefs in addition to judicial judgements from seven kingdom superb courts to judge the results of state-level associations at the different types of details supplied to kingdom superb court docket justices, and the way these justices reply to that details. the implications recommend that curiosity teams do behave strategically, supplying info to justices that they suspect could be invaluable in supporting the justices hold their seats at the court docket and attain their wanted coverage results. there's additionally help for the expectancy that the knowledge supplied through litigants and amici, in addition to the retention process, have a right away effect at the decision-making of justices.

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