Tag Archives: U.S. Supreme Court

Articles on legal information or decision making in new issue of Journal of Empirical Legal Studies

The new issue of Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (10(2), June 2013) includes several articles on legal information or decision making: Doug Williams: Do Racial Preferences Affect Minority Learning in Law Schools? Andreas Glöckner and Christoph Engel: Can We Trust … Continue reading

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Zorn et al.: Organized Interests and Agenda Setting in the U.S. Supreme Court Revisited

Professor Dr. Christopher Zorn of Penn State University, and Professor Dr. Gregory Caldeira and Professor Dr. John (Jack) Wright, both of Ohio State University, presented a paper entitled Organized Interests and Agenda Setting in the U.S. Supreme Court Revisited, at … Continue reading

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Budziak & Lempert on Legal Argumentation and Case Quality at the U.S. Supreme Court

Jeffrey Budziak and Daniel Lempert, both of The Ohio State University Department of Political Science, have posted a working paper entitled Legal Argumentation and Case Quality at the U.S. Supreme Court, on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The importance of … Continue reading

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Bench-Capon & Prakken on Using Argument Schemes for Hypothetical Reasoning in Law

Professor Dr. Trevor Bench-Capon of the University of Liverpool Department of Computer Science, and Professor Dr. Henry Prakken of the University of Groningen Faculty of Law have published Using Argument Schemes for Hypothetical Reasoning in Law, forthcoming in Artificial Intelligence … Continue reading

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Ringhand & Collins on An Empirical Analysis of the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings of Supreme Court Nominees, 1939-2009

Professor Lori A. Ringhand of the University of Georgia School of Law and Professor Paul M. Collins, Jr. of the University of North Texas Department of Political Science have posted May it Please the Senate: An Empirical Analysis of the … Continue reading

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Schuman on The Ticking Time Bomb in the Supreme Court’s Doe v. Reed Opinion

Daniel Schuman of Sunlight Foundation has written a very interesting post on yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Doe v. Reed case: The Ticking Time Bomb in the Supreme Court’s Doe v. Reed Opinion. This case is of interest … Continue reading

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Doe v. Reed: On the Disclosure of Referendum Petitions

Public disclosure of “referendum petitions in general,” which disclosure occurs pursuant to Washington State’s Public Records Act (PRA), does not violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court held today, in the case of Doe v. … Continue reading

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Slides Available for Bommarito et al., Distance Measures for Dynamic Citation Networks @ Political Networks Conference 2010

Michael James Bommarito II, Daniel Martin Katz, & Jon Zelner, all of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Center for Study of Complex Systems, & Professor James H. Fowler of the University of California, San Diego, Department of Political … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Decisions 1937-1975 Now Available in Bulk from GPO

Full text of U.S. Supreme Court decisions issued from 1937-1975 — derived from the U.S. Air Force’s FLITE database — is available in bulk from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)’s FDsys, as of 13 April 2010. UPDATE: According to … Continue reading

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Blake & Hacker on Supreme Court Justices Reading Dissents from the Bench

William D. Blake of the University of Texas Department of Government and Professor Hans J. Hacker of the Arkansas State University Department of Political Science have posted “The Brooding Spirit of the Law”: Supreme Court Justices Reading Dissents from the … Continue reading

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