James F. Spriggs II

Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science

Professor

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Washington University in St. Louis - Center for Empirical Research in the Law

Professor of Law (by courtesy), Fellow

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St. Louis, MO 63130

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

8

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Scholarly Papers (8)

Network Analysis and the Law: Measuring the Legal Importance of Supreme Court Precedents

Political Analysis, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 324-346, July 2007
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 03 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2009
UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science, Stanford University - Department of Political Science and George Washington University
Downloads 727 (26,384)
Citation 15

Abstract:

Supreme Court, precedent, law, citation analysis, case importance

Network Analysis and the Law: Measuring the Legal Importance of Supreme Court Precedents

Political Analysis, 15 (3): 324-346 (July 2007)
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Aug 2007
UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science, Stanford University - Department of Political Science and George Washington University
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Citation 15

Abstract:

Supreme Court, precedent, law, citation analysis, case importance

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Explaining Plurality Decisions

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 99, 2011, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-11
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 03 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2010
David R. Stras and James F. Spriggs II II
Minnesota Supreme Court and Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science
Downloads 272 (83,510)

Abstract:

Supreme Court, Plurality Decisions, Justices, Opinions

3.

Supreme Court Oral Advocacy: Does it Affect the Justices' Decisions?

Washington University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Apr 2007
Timothy R. Johnson, James F. Spriggs II II and Paul J. Wahlbeck
University of Minnesota, Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science and George Washington University
Downloads 132 (94,431)

Abstract:

Supreme Court, oral argument, Harry A. Blackmun

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The Depreciation of Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court

CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Jun 2009
Ryan C. Black and James F. Spriggs II II
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science
Downloads 117 (182,409)
Citation 1

Abstract:

U.S. Supreme Court, precedent, stare decisis, network analysis, legal citations

The Information Dynamics of Vertical Stare Decisis

Western Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2010
Thomas Hansford, James F. Spriggs II II and Anthony Stenger
University of California, Merced, Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 37 (371,595)

Abstract:

courts, judicial hierarchy, precedent, principal-agent

The Information Dynamics of Vertical Stare Decisis

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Sep 2011
James F. Spriggs II II, Thomas Hansford and Anthony Stenger
Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science, University of California, Merced and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 30 (400,404)

Abstract:

vertical stare decisis, Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, judicial decision making, citation of precedent

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The Influence of Oral Arguments on the U.S. Supreme Court

American Political Science Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 99, February 2006
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Apr 2009
Timothy R. Johnson, Paul J. Wahlbeck and James F. Spriggs II II
University of Minnesota, George Washington University and Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science
Downloads 42 (337,392)
Citation 9

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The Citation and Depreciation of U.S. Supreme Court Precedent

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 325-358, 2013
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2013
Ryan C. Black and James F. Spriggs II II
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science
Downloads 1 (527,910)

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8.

Network Analysis and the Law: Measuring the Legal Importance of Precedents at the U.S. Supreme Court

Political Analysis, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 324-346, 2007
Posted: 18 Aug 2009
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Minnesota, Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science, Stanford University - Department of Political Science and George Washington University

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