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The Most Senile Justice?

Enrique Guerra-Pujol

University of Central Florida; Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

August 1, 2015

Supreme Court Micro-Symposium, Forthcoming

Building on the work of historian David Garrow, this paper attempts to measure the true extent of the problem of judicial decrepitude among the members of the U.S. Supreme Court since the high court's inception in 1789. After presenting the relevant data, the author concludes (contra Garrow and others) that the incidence of judicial decrepitude is relatively infrequent and rare.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 4

Keywords: judicial decreptitude, U.S. Supreme Court

JEL Classification: J26, K49

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Date posted: July 6, 2007 ; Last revised: August 2, 2015

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Guerra-Pujol, Enrique, The Most Senile Justice? (August 1, 2015). Supreme Court Micro-Symposium, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=998673 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.998673

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Enrique Guerra-Pujol (Contact Author)
University of Central Florida ( email )
Orlando, FL 32816
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.priorprobability.com
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico ( email )
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