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Public Opinion and Judicial Behavior in Direct Democracy Systems: Gay Rights in the American States

Although the U.S. judiciary is designed to be an independent and counter-majoritarian arbiter of the law, many states feature electoral institutions that may expose judges to public pressure. Scholars have demonstrated that judicial elections provide a clear link between public opinion and... Full description

1st Person: Lewis, Daniel C.
Additional Persons: Wood, Frederick S. verfasserin; Jacobsmeier, Matthew L. verfasserin
Source: in State politics & policy quarterly : SPPQ : the official journal of the State Politics and Policy Section of the American Political Science Association Vol. 14, No. 4 (2014), p. 367-388
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2014
Keywords: research-article
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