20 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2012
Date Written: May 10, 2012
We undertake an analysis of majority size by issue area, Court composition, party of appointing President, and Martin-Quinn scores to gain leverage on what global factors, besides attitudinal belief, could be at play in a given case, and more specifically, what the trend of certain issues or Court compositions are in making larger majorities.
Keywords: Supreme Court; majority size
JEL Classification: C10, C12, C99, Z00
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Linken, Allen and Van Erve, Wouter, What a Difference a Case Makes Or: What Goes into a Strong Supreme Court Majority (May 10, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2099956 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2099956