Using Data to Assess Past and Plan Future

January 21, 2019

Although “justice” is blind, and sports a blindfold to prove it, we have long recognized that Supreme Court justices (and lower court judges) are not. And so for decades the Senate Committee on the Judiciary — and interested citizens — have analyzed judges’ historical rulings and predicted how those judges would decide cases if elected to the Supreme Court.

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Eric J. Magnuson


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