What a Difference a Case Makes Or: What Goes into a Strong Supreme Court Majority
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Wouter Van Erve
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
May 10, 2012
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
Date posted: July 5, 2012
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