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Interest groups in court

Ian Brodie

Interest groups in court

beyond "beyond the political disadvantage theory"

by Ian Brodie

  • 93 Want to read
  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Research Unit for Socio-Legal Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Calgary in Calgary .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pressure groups,
  • Actions and defenses,
  • Courts

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIan Brodie.
    SeriesOccasional papers series research study -- 8.2., Occasional papers series -- 8.2.
    ContributionsUniversity of Calgary. Research Unit for Socio-Legal Studies.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination29 p. ;
    Number of Pages29
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21187682M

      Interest groups impact upon public policy in several ways. Firstly, when legislation is being prepared, those drafting it consider the likely impact upon any specific and identifiable groups. They consider the likely effect on the population as a whole, which is normally beneficial, but also consi.   In Friends of the Supreme Court: Interest Groups and Judicial Decision Making, Paul M. Collins, Jr. explores how organized interests influence the justices' decision making, including how the justices vote and whether they choose to author concurrences and dissents. Collins presents theories of judicial choice derived from disciplines as Cited by:

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The primary goal of most interests, no matter their lobbying approach, is to influence decision-makers and public policies. For example, National Right to Life, an anti-abortion interest group, lobbies to encourage government to enact laws that restrict abortion access, while NARAL Pro-Choice America lobbies to promote the right of women to have safe choices about abortion.

REGULATING LOBBYING AND INTEREST GROUP ACTIVITY. While the Supreme Court has paved the way for increased spending in politics, lobbying is still regulated in many ways. 71 The Lobbying Disclosure Act defined who can and cannot lobby, and requires lobbyists and interest groups to register with the federal government.

72 The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of further. The U.S. Supreme Court is a public policy battleground in which organized interests attempt to etch their economic, legal, and political preferences into law through the filing of amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs.

In Friends of the Supreme Court: Interest Groups and Judicial Decision Making, Paul M. Collins, Jr. explores the influence of organized interests on the justices Author: Paul M. Collins. Interest Interest groups in court book Going to Court By Thomas T. Holyoke Courts can eliminate laws passed by Congress and administrative rules issued by executive branch agencies, so many interest groups believe it is to their advantage to pursue their members' interests in court, especially public interest groups set Author: Thomas T.

Holyoke. In the first book-length study of interest group litigation in Canada, Friends of the Court traces the Canadian Supreme Court s ever-changing relationship with interest groups since the s.

After explaining how the Court was pressured to welcome more interest groups in the late s, Brodie introduces a new theory of political status describing how the Court privileges certain groups. REGULATING LOBBYING AND INTEREST GROUP ACTIVITY. While the Supreme Court has paved the way for increased spending in politics, lobbying is still regulated in many ways.

[6] The Lobbying Disclosure Act defined who can and cannot lobby, and requires lobbyists and interest groups to register with the federal government. [7] The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of further.

The finding that interest groups affect public opinion via arguments rather than as source cues has implications for the literature on elite influence on public opinion and the normative. An interest group comprises individuals who join together to work towards, or to strongly support, a specific cause.

Interest groups are often referred to as lobbies or lobbying groups, special interest groups, advocacy groups or pressure groups. By joining forces, the group attempts to influence or change public policy. Interest groups may also turn to the courts because they find the judicial branch more sympathetic to their policy goals than the other two branches.

Throughout the s interest groups with liberal policy goals fared especially well in the federal courts. In addition, the public interest law firm concept gained prominence during this period. Interest groups and corporations have spent millions to in an effort to influence state Supreme Courts across the country, a new study finds.

Some experts -- including Sandra Day O'Connor. Advocacy groups, also known as special interest groups, use various forms of advocacy in order to influence public opinion and ultimately policy.

They play an important role in the development of political and social systems. Motives for action may be based on political, religious, moral, or commercial positions. Groups use varied methods to try to achieve their aims, including lobbying, media.

In recent years, interest groups have participated in more than 90% of cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court (Collins47). The purpose of this chapter is to explore the role of interest groups in the United States Supreme Court, paying special attention to the primary means of interest group involvement in the judiciary: amicus curiae.

This award recognizes Friends of the Supreme Court as the best book on law and courts written by a political scientist. To read the award citation, click here.

Praise for Friends of the Supreme Court “Paul Collins presents a much-needed theory of interest group influence in the Supreme Court, and tests it in many innovative ways.

In THE BATTLE FOR THE COURT: INTEREST GROUPS, JUDICIAL ELECTIONS, AND PUBLIC POLICY, Lawrence Baum, David Klein, and Matthew Streb come together to provide a path-breaking chronicle of these connections, from court decisions to group mobilization to campaign outcomes.

This argument motivates the structure of the book, which is a quick read. Interest groups play an important role in the legal system, participating in a wide array of cases as litigants, sponsors, amici curiae, and intervenors.

This chapter provides a critical analysis of academic scholarship on interest group litigation, devoting particular attention to establishing the limitations of the current state of knowledge and providing suggestions for future research.

Model legislation has flourished as gridlock in Congress forced special interest groups to look to the states to get things done, she said. Changes to civil court rules to shield companies. Interest groups are credited with policy changes in the courts as well, even though courts are the venue where the average interest group is less involved (Schlozman and Tierney, ).

Most interest groups credited with court rulings brought the relevant case to the courts, though some only authored influential amimus briefs. Interest groups may also form to represent companies, corporate organizations, and governments.

These groups do not have individual members but rather are offshoots of corporate or governmental entities with a compelling interest to be represented in front of one or more branches of government.

2 Although interest groups are ordinarily examined in the context of legislative politics, interest groups have a role in all branches of government including the judicial branch.

The earliest texts on interest groups recognize that they attempt to influence courts. Interest groups do so for at least three reasons. This book should be read by students of the Court and those studying the role of interest groups (particularly how groups lobby in a nonlegislative setting).

Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above."-Choice. The Reading Groups are limited to 12 members each (plus host) and meet once a month at Phyllis Court to discuss the same book from the Reading List.

The Reading Groups meet at different times of the day to cater for different Members availabilty. Reading Lists are issued 6-monthly and the books are all readily available in paperback.“Interest Groups and the Judiciary.” In The Oxford Handbook of U.S.

Judicial Behavior, eds. Lee Epstein and Stefanie A. Lindquist. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.2 days ago  Book Interest groups and state-level political inertia have stalled many of America’s clean energy initiatives. By Saleem H. Ali 17 August, Shortcircuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States.

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