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What a Difference a Case Makes Or: What Goes into a Strong Supreme Court Majority


Allen Linken


University of Massachusetts Amherst

Wouter Van Erve


University of Massachusetts-Amherst

May 10, 2012


Abstract:     
We undertake an analysis of majority size by issue area, Court composition, party of appointing President, and Martin-Quinn scores to gain leverage on what global factors, besides attitudinal belief, could be at play in a given case, and more specifically, what the trend of certain issues or Court compositions are in making larger majorities.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

Keywords: Supreme Court; majority size

JEL Classification: C10, C12, C99, Z00

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Date posted: July 5, 2012  

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Linken, Allen and Van Erve, Wouter, What a Difference a Case Makes Or: What Goes into a Strong Supreme Court Majority (May 10, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2099956 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2099956

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Allen Linken (Contact Author)
University of Massachusetts Amherst ( email )
Amherst, MA 01003
United States
Wouter Van Erve
University of Massachusetts-Amherst ( email )
Thompson Hall
Amherst, MA 01003
United States
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