Notes on a Theory…

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  1. Glancing at the following pages in his book, it seems to me Shelby County v. Holder suggests more judicial interest in shaking things up than the author credits the Court with.

    thusbloggedanderson

    November 13, 2013 at 10:43 am

    • I think you’re right about that. Murray Edelman argues that when the Court (or president, Congress, etc.) says it’s doing something major, it’s more likely to have less impact, and big impact decisions will tend to be downplayed. I think that is closer to the truth.

      David Kaib

      November 13, 2013 at 10:53 am


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