Streb, Matthew J. (Matthew Justin), 1974-
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Political Science
Illinois Supreme Court||Political science||Judges--Political activity--Illinois||Political parties--Illinois
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.
Connors, Richard Edward III, "The political preferences of the Illinois Supreme Court : partisan or non-partisan" (2015). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6084.
Northern Illinois University
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