Getting attention: The effect of legal mobilization on the U.S. supreme court's attention to issues
Agenda setting, Interest groups, Legal mobilization, Salient decisions, U.S. Supreme Court
Political Research Quarterly
This article asks two questions stemming from a conflict in the literature on the U.S. Supreme Court's attention to issues: (1) Are levels of legal mobilization explained by salient Court decisions? (2) Is the Court's level of attention explained by levels of legal mobilization? To answer them, the author tests hypotheses from the public policy and public law literature on data from seven specific issue areas. The author finds that levels of legal mobilization cannot be explained by past salient decisions of the Court but finds some evidence that changes in the Court's levels of attention are explained by levels of mobilization. © 2007 University of Utah.
Department of Political Science
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DOI of published version
Scott Peters, C., "Getting attention: The effect of legal mobilization on the U.S. supreme court's attention to issues" (2007). Faculty Publications. 2568.