Thursday, March 11, 2010

Appellate Court articles

Appellate court analysis, courtesy of How Appealing:

Are the US Supreme Court justices revealing their polarization by increasingly reading dissents from the bench, wonders Adam Liptak of The New York Times.

Do the justices shoot themselves in the foot when they try to squeeze in "The Last Word" with surprise revisions or separate opinions, wonders Professor Ross Davies.

And why do they torture us with so many plurality opinions, wonder Professors David R. Stras and James F. Spriggs II.

Can judges and courts be evaluated empirically, wonder Professors G. Mitu Gulati, David Klein, and David F. Levi.