The Fluidity of Judicial Coalitions in the Supreme Courts of the United States and Indiana
37 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2016 Last revised: 9 Jul 2016
Date Written: February 21, 2016
We propose an index that measures the relative degree of coalition voting by Justices on different supreme courts in tightly split opinions, an index of fluidity of judicial coalitions. We compute the index for the 1946 to 2014 period of the U.S. Supreme Court and one period of the Indiana Supreme Court and discuss the results.
Keywords: Judges, Judicial Coalitions, Supreme Court of the United States
JEL Classification: K4
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