On a Mathematical Argument for Splitting the Ninth Circuit

8 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2008 Last revised: 3 Sep 2008

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David H. Kaye

PSU - Penn State Law (University Park); ASU - College of Law & School of Life Sciences

Date Written: July 23, 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kaye, David H., On a Mathematical Argument for Splitting the Ninth Circuit (July 23, 2008). Jurimetrics, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 329-336, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1171381

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