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Public Opinion and the Roberts Court

dc.contributor.advisorMcIntosh, Wayneen_US
dc.contributor.authorRacek, Scott Andrewen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Supreme Court theoretically acts as a counter-majoritarian institution considering its small and appointed membership. Despite this, it largely makes decisions that are in line with the opinions of Americans. This study examines the Roberts Court to determine the extent to which it references and reflects public opinion. The scholarship on previous courts shows that its decisions are generally consistent with public opinion. Although the Roberts Court is relatively new, this study aims to shed some light on whether the court continues to follow its tradition of agreeing with the mass or more narrow public opinion. Results were largely inconclusive, yet this examination shows that the Roberts Court does agree with public opinion about sixty-three percent of the time.en_US
dc.titlePublic Opinion and the Roberts Courten_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentGovernment and Politicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPolitical Scienceen_US

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