The Chief Justice and Judicial Legitimacy Evidence from the Influence of Public Opinion

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Abstract

The Chief Justice is viewed as the leader of the Supreme Court. In their position of leadership, many –including the Chief Justice– believe it is incumbent upon the Chief Justice to maintain and enhance the Court’s institutional legitimacy. This paper hypothesizes that because the Chief Justice is concerned with the Court’s legitimacy, he will be influenced by public opinion to a greater extent than the Associate Justices. Analysis of Supreme Court decision-making between 1952 and 2016 supports this hypothesis.

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Badas, A. (2021). The Chief Justice and Judicial Legitimacy Evidence from the Influence of Public Opinion. Justice System Journal, 42(2), 150–163. https://doi.org/10.1080/0098261X.2021.1902439

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