Zorn: Decision Making in the Federal Judicial Hierarchy: Data Toward A Theory

Professor Dr. Christopher Zorn of Penn State University has posted slides of his presentation entitled Decision Making in the Federal Judicial Hierarchy: Data Toward A Theory, given 1 March 2014 at CAPR 2014: Annual Conference of the Center for American Political Responsiveness, on the theme, Politics in the Judicial Hierarchy, at Penn State University’s Department of Political Science.

The presentation discusses “the Hierarchy Postulate: [that] the influence of judges’ policy preferences on their decision making increases as one moves higher up the judicial hierarchy,” and sets out results of a statistical analysis of a large data set of U.S. federal court decisions testing the postulate.

HT @prisonrodeo

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