On a Mathematical Argument for Splitting the Ninth Circuit
8 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2008 Last revised: 3 Sep 2008
Date Written: July 23, 2008
For more than 30 years, there have been calls to split the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals into two smaller courts. This essay examines and finds unconvincing, a recent mathematical argument, based on sampling theory, for splitting the court.
Keywords: court size, sampling, judicial ideology, Ninth Circuit
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