Linkages between the Texas Supreme Court and Public Opinion

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This investigation sought to identify linkages between the Texas Supreme Court and public opinion through 1) a matching of written decisions with scientifically conducted public opinion polls; 2) direct mention of public opinion and its synonyms in Texas justices' decisions; 3) comparison of these mentions over time; and 4) comparison of 10 personal attributes of justices with matched decisions. The study moved the unit of analysis from the U.S. Supreme Court to the state court level by using classification schemes and attribute models previously applied to the U.S. Supreme Court. It determined that linkages exist between the Texas Supreme Court's ... continued below

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vii, 192 leaves : ill.

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Ragland, Ruth Ann Vaughan May 1995.

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This investigation sought to identify linkages between the Texas Supreme Court and public opinion through 1) a matching of written decisions with scientifically conducted public opinion polls; 2) direct mention of public opinion and its synonyms in Texas justices' decisions; 3) comparison of these mentions over time; and 4) comparison of 10 personal attributes of justices with matched decisions. The study moved the unit of analysis from the U.S. Supreme Court to the state court level by using classification schemes and attribute models previously applied to the U.S. Supreme Court. It determined that linkages exist between the Texas Supreme Court's written decisions and public opinion from 1978 to July 1994.

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Ragland, Ruth Ann Vaughan. Linkages between the Texas Supreme Court and Public Opinion, dissertation, May 1995; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278024/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .