State Coalitions, Informational Signals, and Success as Amicus Curiae at the U.S. Supreme Court
作者: Kayla S. Canelo
作者单位: 1University of California, Merced, Merced, CA, USA
刊名: State Politics & Policy Quarterly, 2020, Vol.20 (1), pp.108-130
来源数据库: Sage Publications, Inc.
DOI: 10.1177/1532440019889372
关键词: Federal/stateFederalismPublic lawJudicial politicsState attorneys generalRepresentationStates
原始语种摘要: States are uniquely situated as both individual governments in the federal system and entities that represent the interests of their citizens. So, what makes groups of states successful when they lobby the Supreme Court as amicus curiae filers? I argue that it is not just the number of states included in a coalition that matters, but rather which states are included. In this article, I offer a theory that implies certain types of coalitions will be more influential than others, as these coalitions can vary in how representative they are of public preferences. I use a dataset on state amicus curiae filings from 1960 to 2013 to test the implications of my theory. I find that the regional diversity of coalitions increases the odds of state amicus curiae filers obtaining their preferred...
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  • filings 锉屑
  • expectations 期待的事物
  • influential 有影响的
  • regional 地方的
  • general 普遍的
  • ideological 意识形态
  • their 他们的
  • successful 成功的
  • federal 联邦
  • coalition 联合