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These Estimable CourtsUnderstanding Public Perceptions of State Judicial Institutions and Legal Policy-Making$
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Damon M. Cann and Jeff Yates

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199307210

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307210.001.0001

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Considering Courts as Policymakers

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These Estimable Courts

Damon M. Cann

Jeff Yates

Oxford University Press

Members of the public hold competing views regarding the appropriate role of courts in the US system of government, as well as the degree to which they believe that their state courts can effectively have an important impact on state policy and their day-to-day lives. This chapter assays the extent to which citizens in the fifty states believe that their state courts carry influence on policymaking and governance in their state. It finds that there is significant variation in this belief across the states and that an interesting mix of factors affects individual citizens' perceptions of state court impact on public policy.

Keywords:   state courts, policymaking, governance, government, public policy

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