Supreme Court’s Decision-Making Process PPPA 8381 Research Paper Introduction The Supreme Court is a remarkable political institution (as has been argued by Hyneman 2007 and Clayton 1992) in that, essentially, five judges and one plaintiff or defendant in concert with a lawyer can radically change public policy. Indeed, time after time, the Court’s judicial importance has translated directly into political importance. In the past half-century, two Supreme Court decisions in particular—Brown v. Board of Education and Roe v. Wade—have served as not merely judicial opinions but as public policy decisions in their own right. These decisions have had to be implemented by an often hostile bureaucracy, and by other arms of government that have...The end:
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