"Winner of the 2018 C. Herman Pritchett Award, Law and Courts Section, American Political Science Association" "Baum persuasively illustrates the underlying complexity of ideology as not just a product of justices' values, but of the way justices' decisions are affected by social and political groups as well. According to Baum, by giving more attention to group affect as a source of polarity, scholars can gain a richer sense of ideology as an element in decision making in the Supreme Court." * Choice * "Excellent and provocative. . . . I strongly recommend this book for all students of the Supreme Court."---Thomas G. Hansford, Law and Politics Book Review "Baum provides a fascinating look at the evolution of ideology on the Supreme Court by exploring historical linkages between issue positions and ideology across issues. . . . His book is smart and will influence this conversation for a long time."---Michael A. Bailey, Perspectives on Politics
Lawrence Baum is professor emeritus of political science at Ohio State University. His books include Judges and Their Audiences (Princeton), The Puzzle of Judicial Behavior, and Specializing the Courts.
List of Figures and Tables ix Preface xiii Acknowledgments xvii 1 Ideology, Issues, and Group Affect 1 2 Freedom of Expression 40 3 Criminal Justice 85 4 Takings 130 5 Inquiries into Other Issues 162 6 Implications of the Study 184 Appendix: Methodology for Analysis of Cases and Decisions 201 References 227 Name Index 253 Subject and Case Index 257