The nature of Supreme Court power

Hall, Matthew Eric Kane

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  • Creator Matthew E.K. Hall
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Physical Details
    • xiii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 1107001439, 9781107001435
  • OCLC ocn650827422


  • "This book offers a comprehensive theory of Supreme Court power, identifying conditions under which the Court is successful at altering the behavior of state and private actors. Matthew E.K. Hall depicts the Court as a powerful institution, capable of exerting significant influence over social change"--Provided by publisher.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Neither force, nor will -- When courts command -- Judging the court -- Popular vertical issues -- Unpopular vertical issues -- Popular lateral issues -- Unpopular lateral issues -- Neither the sword nor the purse, but the keys
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