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The Reagan Revolution in the Network of Law


Frank B. Cross


University of Texas at Austin - Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management; University of Texas at Austin - School of Law; University of Texas at Austin

Thomas A. Smith


University of San Diego School of Law

June 2006


Abstract:     
This paper analyzes the effect of the Rehnquist Court on Supreme Court precedent, using a network of all Court citations to other Supreme Court cases. Network analysis enables a study of the Court's use of precedent that may not be readily visible. We find that the Rehnquist Court has made a dramatic alteration in the network of precedent and, in the process, set the stage for a potentially revolutionary change in the makeup of the law.

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Date posted: June 17, 2006  

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Cross, Frank B. and Smith, Thomas A., The Reagan Revolution in the Network of Law (June 2006). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=909217 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.909217

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Frank B. Cross (Contact Author)
University of Texas at Austin - Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management ( email )
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