The Problem of Judicial Decrepitude: An Empirical View
Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law; Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
July 5, 2007
Building on the work of historian David Garrow, this paper attempts to measure the true extent of the problem of judicial decrepitude among the members of the U.S. Supreme Court since the high court's inception in 1789. After presenting the relevant data, the author concludes (contra Garrow and others) that the incidence of judicial decrepitude is relatively infrequent and rare.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: judicial decreptitude, U.S. Supreme Court
JEL Classification: J26, K49working papers series
Date posted: July 6, 2007
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