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The Least Dangerous Branch: The Dark Horse in American Democracy

  title={The Least Dangerous Branch: The Dark Horse in American Democracy},
  author={L. M. Baltes},
  journal={Res Publica - Journal of Undergraduate Research},
  • L. Baltes
  • Published 2014
  • Law
  • Res Publica - Journal of Undergraduate Research
This research examines the extent to which the Supreme Court has the power to influence public opinion. There is a good deal of consensus in the literature regarding the influence of public opinion on the Supreme Court. However, a relatively small pool of contradictory research attempting to turn the casual arrow from the Court to the public underscores the fact that the question of whether or not a dynamic, back-and-forth relationship exists is still open for debate. Using a portion of the… 

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