Interest Group Success in the Courts: Amicus Participation in the Supreme Court:

@inproceedings{Songer1993InterestGS,
  title={Interest Group Success in the Courts: Amicus Participation in the Supreme Court:},
  author={Donald R. Songer and Reginald S. Sheehan},
  year={1993}
}
Over the past two decades there has been a rapid increase in the number of amicus curiae briefs filed in the Supreme Court. Some cases studied suggest that these briefs may have a substantial effect on the Supreme Court's decisions, but no systematic studies have examined the efficacy of such briefs. The present study utilizes a precision matching strategy to determine if litigants supported by amici have a greater chance of success in the Supreme Court than comparable litigants in matched… CONTINUE READING