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NCJ Number: 32950 Find in a Library
Title: DECISION-MAKING IN STATE SUPREME COURTS - A LOOK INSIDE THE CONFERENCE ROOM
Journal: JUDICATURE  Volume:59  Issue:7  Dated:(FEBRUARY 1976)  Pages:337-343
Author(s): S S MCCONKIE
Corporate Author: American Judicature Soc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: American Judicature Soc
Chicago, IL 60601-7401
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESULTS OF A 50-STATE QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY ON THE EFFECT OF ORAL ARGUMENTS, THE ORDER OF CONFERENCE DISCUSSION, THE ORDER OF VOTING, AND THE ASSIGNMENT OF WRITTEN OPINIONS ON JUDICIAL BEHAVIOR AND CASE OUTCOME.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THAT ALTHOUGH THERE IS A WIDE DIVERSITY IN THE OPERATIONS OF STATE SUPREME COURTS, IN RELATION TO DECISION-MAKING PROCEDURES, THESE DIFFERENCES DO NOT AFFECT THE SUBSTANCE OF COURT DECISIONS OR THE ABILITY OF THE COURT TO FULFILL ADEQUATELY ITS CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY FUNCTIONS. STATE-BY-STATE DATA ON THE USE OF THE FOUR DECISION-MAKING PROCEDURES IS INCLUDED IN CHART FORM.
Index Term(s): Decisionmaking; State supreme courts; Surveys
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