The definnition of the legal model varies by theorist. The central premise however is that the “decisions of the Court are substantially influenced by the facts of the case in light of the plain meaning of statutes and the Constitution, the intent of the Framers, and/or precedent [Segal and Spaeth, 2002].

The validity of the model is disputed amongst jurists, legal scholars, and political scientists.


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