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2 Jan 1997 through 13 Feb 2016

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1 2,601 Blinking on the Bench: How Judges Decide Cases
Chris Guthrie, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Cornell Law School and California Central District Court
Date posted to database: 2 Nov 2007
Last Revised: 17 Dec 2007
2 2,521 Finding Order in the Morass: The Three Real Justifications for Piercing the Corporate Veil
Jonathan R. Macey and Joshua Mitts
Yale Law School and Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 25 Sep 2014
3 1,896 Understanding Legal Realism
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 13 Aug 2008
4 1,741 The Federal Circuit and Inequitable Conduct: An Empirical Assessment
Lee Petherbridge and Jason Rantanen
Loyola Law School Los Angeles and University of Iowa - College of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Oct 2010
Last Revised: 11 Dec 2014
5 1,613 Legal Reasoning
Barbara A. Spellman and Frederick Schauer
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Feb 2012
Last Revised: 14 Feb 2012
6 1,526 The New Summary Judgment Motion: The Motion to Dismiss Under Iqbal and Twombly
Suja A. Thomas
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Oct 2009
Last Revised: 15 Jun 2010
7 1,415 Hustle and Flow: A Social Network Analysis of the American Federal Judiciary
Daniel Martin Katz and Derek K. Stafford
Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent College of Law and University of Michigan - Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 16 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 15 Jul 2010
8 1,370 Why We Need More Judicial Activism
Suzanna Sherry
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Feb 2013
Last Revised: 8 Feb 2013
9 1,370 A Quantitative Analysis of Writing Style on the U.S. Supreme Court
Keith Carlson, Michael A. Livermore and Daniel Rockmore
Dartmouth College, University of Virginia School of Law and Dartmouth College - Department of Mathematics
Date posted to database: 25 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 26 Jun 2015
10 1,313 Does Unconscious Racial Bias Affect Trial Judges?
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Sheri Lynn Johnson, Andrew J. Wistrich and Chris Guthrie
Cornell Law School, Cornell Law School, California Central District Court and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Apr 2009
Last Revised: 8 Apr 2009

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
15 Dec 2015 through 13 Feb 2016

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1 102 The Supreme Court Should Grant Certiorari in FTC v. McWane
Joshua D. Wright
George Mason University School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Dec 2015
Last Revised: 6 Jan 2016
2 87 Judicial Power: Past, Present and Future
John Finnis
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Jan 2016
Last Revised: 14 Jan 2016
3 79 Starting with the Text — On Sequencing Effects in Statutory Interpretation and Beyond
Adam M. Samaha
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Feb 2016
Last Revised: 3 Feb 2016
4 76 Judicial Priorities
Bert I. Huang and Tejas N. Narechania
Columbia Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date posted to database: 13 Dec 2015
Last Revised: 16 Jan 2016
5 46 The Rebel Soldier Who Became Chief Justice of the United States: The Civil War and Its Legacy for Edward Douglass White of Louisiana
Andrew Kent
Fordham University School of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Dec 2015
Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
6 43 Some Reasons Courts Have Become Active Participants in the Search for Ultimate Moral and Political Truth
George C. Christie
Duke University School of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Jan 2016
Last Revised: 27 Jan 2016
7 42 Interruptions in Search of a Purpose: Oral Argument in the Supreme Court, October Terms 1958-60 and 2010-12
Barry Sullivan and Megan M. Canty
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Date posted to database: 5 Jan 2016
Last Revised: 8 Jan 2016
8 30 Local Judges and Local Government
Ethan J. Leib
Fordham University School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Feb 2016
Last Revised: 5 Feb 2016
9 17 Expanding Judicial Discretion: Between Legal and Conflict Considerations
Yuval Sinai and Michal Alberstein
Netanya Academic College School of Law and Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Dec 2015
Last Revised: 7 Dec 2015





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