Rosalee A. Clawson is Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University and the co-author of Public Opinion: Democratic Ideals, Democratic Practice. Eric N. Waltenburg is Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University and the author of Choosing Where to Fight: Organized Labor and the Modern Regulatory State, 1948-1987.
Preface 1. Legitimacy and American Democracy 2. Blacks, Civil Rights, and the Supreme Court 3. Establishing the Supreme Court's Legitimizing Capacity 4. Different Presses, Different Frames: Black and Mainstream Press Coverage of a Supreme Court Decision 5. Media Framing and the Supreme Court's Legitimizing Capacity 6. The Supreme Court's Legitimizing Capacity among African Americans: Support for Capital Punsihment and Affirmative Action 7. The Casual Relationship between Public Opinion toward the Court and Its Policies: The University of Michigan Affirmative Action Cases 8. Conclusion Appendix A: Stimulus for Legitimacy Experiment Appendix B: List of Black Newspapers Appendix C: Stimulus for Media Framing Experiment Appendix D: Question Wording for Media Framing Experiment Appendix E: Blacks and the U.S. Supreme Court Survey Notes Reference Index