Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Streb, Matthew J. (Matthew Justin), 1974-

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Political Science

LCSH

Illinois Supreme Court||Political science||Judges--Political activity--Illinois||Political parties--Illinois

Abstract

This thesis examines the political preferences of the Illinois Supreme Court through different high court voter tendencies. Justices were analyzed to see if they relied on aspects outside of the court of law when making their rulings. Two different court periods were viewed in order to get an overall make-up of the court over the past two decades. Justices rulings were placed in a voter bloc to try and determine if certain judges voted along side party lines with those from the same political party. If so, the analysis can show that certain justices rely on more than law and precedent when making there perspective case rulings.

Comments

Advisors: Matthew J. Streb.||Committee members: Mitchell Pickerill; Artemus Ward.

Extent

33 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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