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Title: Change in Personnel and Policy and the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court
Creators: Caldeira, Gregory A.; Gibson, James
Keywords: Supreme Court
legitimacy of the Supreme Court
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts
Justice Samuel Alito
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: Do ordinary Americans regard the Supreme Court as a political institution like Congress, in which decisions are subject to the ideology of its members? Or do they see the court as different, with judges who rule on the basis of impartial principles? And are people's views changed by events like a controversial nomination? Gregory Caldeira set out to answer these questions in research that has been supported by the Mershon Center since 2005. That year saw two Supreme Court nominations – John Roberts as chief justice and the controversial nomination of Samuel Alito. These events provided a golden opportunity for Caldeira and his research partner James Gibson, Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government at Washington University in St. Louis, to assess American knowledge about and attitudes toward the Supreme Court.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/36223
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