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dc.contributor.advisorGlick, David M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Christopher Reeden_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-23T18:44:01Z
dc.date.available2020-10-23T18:44:01Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/41536
dc.description.abstractThe interactions, often clashes, between our branches of government are some of the most salient and important features of the U.S democratic system. The Supreme Court, given its unique position within this system, finds itself at the center of many of these clashes. While considerable literature in American political science dedicates itself to the study of the interactions between the Supreme Court and other political elites, we remain without a complete understanding of how political elites interact with the Court. Specifically, we fall short in our understanding of how political elites, both liberal and conservative, react following Supreme Court decisions governing their policy interests. This study intends to bridge this gap in knowledge. By studying the reactions of political elites following 8 specifically chosen Supreme Court decisions, via an extensive content search using an expansive newspaper database, this paper identifies an asymmetry in the actions taken by liberal and conservative political elites.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectPolitical scienceen_US
dc.subjectJudicial politicsen_US
dc.subjectPolitical elitesen_US
dc.subjectSupreme Courten_US
dc.titleUnequal checks: a systematic analysis of elite political reaction to Supreme Court decisionsen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2020-10-17T04:01:52Z
etd.degree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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