Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Book - 1990
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"Do Supreme Court justices base their decisions on law or politics? Using clever measurement strategies and relentless coding of cases, Bailey and Maltzman answer this question: both. They are to be commended for careful political science that also takes the idea of law seriously. This book is a must-read for scholars and students who care about what motivates the justices of the Supreme Court."--Barry Friedman, New York University

"Using innovative methods, Bailey and Maltzman address fundamental issues about the forces that shape Supreme Court decisions. The book's findings are striking, and the authors' discussions of issues and findings are interesting and insightful. This is one of the best and most important books yet written about judicial behavior."--Lawrence Baum, Ohio State University

"This is one of a small number of the finest books I have read on judicial politics. It uses cutting-edge methods and smart arguments to bring an impressive and sophisticated perspective on political behavior to the study of the Supreme Court. Debunking the most extreme views of political scientists, it will attract a lot of attention."--Gregory Caldeira, Ohio State University

" The Constrained Court marks a major contribution to our understanding of the behavior of the U.S. Supreme Court. Providing important methodological innovations and previously unexplored findings, the authors examine novel ways in which external constraints limit the Court. This book genuinely breaks new ground."--Kevin T. McGuire, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Publisher: New York : Dell Books, c1990, c1980.
ISBN: 9780553250060
Characteristics: 218 p. ; 18 cm.


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Sep 10, 2014

LaBrava is a much better novel, (although Gold Coast was a test run novel). LaBrava won Leonard an Edgar award for Best Mystery of the year in 1984. Highly recommend it.


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