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LSN: Judges (Courts) (Topic)

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2 Jan 1997 through 27 Feb 2017

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1 3,679 Finding Order in the Morass: The Three Real Justifications for Piercing the Corporate Veil
Jonathan R. Macey and Joshua Mitts
Yale Law School and Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 25 Sep 2014
2 3,469 The Counter-Clerks of Justice Scalia
Ian J. Samuel
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 9 Apr 2016
3 2,720 Blinking on the Bench: How Judges Decide Cases
Chris Guthrie, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Cornell Law School and California Central District Court
Date posted to database: 2 Nov 2007
Last Revised: 17 Dec 2007
4 1,951 Understanding Legal Realism
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 13 Aug 2008
5 1,882 Does Unconscious Racial Bias Affect Trial Judges?
Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Sheri Lynn Johnson, Andrew J. Wistrich and Chris Guthrie
Cornell Law School, Cornell Law School, California Central District Court and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Apr 2009
Last Revised: 8 Apr 2009
6 1,795 Legal Reasoning
Barbara A. Spellman and Frederick Schauer
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Feb 2012
Last Revised: 14 Feb 2012
7 1,771 The Federal Circuit and Inequitable Conduct: An Empirical Assessment
Lee Petherbridge and Jason Rantanen
Loyola Law School Los Angeles and University of Iowa - College of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Oct 2010
Last Revised: 11 Dec 2014
8 1,747 The New Summary Judgment Motion: The Motion to Dismiss Under Iqbal and Twombly
Suja A. Thomas
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Oct 2009
Last Revised: 15 Jun 2010
9 1,584 Why We Need More Judicial Activism
Suzanna Sherry
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Feb 2013
Last Revised: 8 Feb 2013
10 1,493 A Quantitative Analysis of Writing Style on the U.S. Supreme Court
Keith Carlson, Michael A. Livermore and Daniel Rockmore
Dartmouth College, University of Virginia School of Law and Dartmouth College - Department of Mathematics
Date posted to database: 25 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 26 Jun 2015

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
29 Dec 2016 through 27 Feb 2017

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1 387 Wrongly Affirmed Without Opinion
Dennis David Crouch
University of Missouri School of Law
Date posted to database: 31 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 9 Feb 2017
2 164 Ideological Influences on Governance and Regulation: The Comparative Case of Supreme Courts
Keren Weinshall Margel, Udi Sommer and Ya'acov Ritov
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law, Columbia University - Department of Political Science and Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date posted to database: 28 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 29 Dec 2016
3 136 Do More Interpretive Sources Mean More Discretion?
Adam M. Samaha
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 29 Dec 2016
4 123 Comparing Judicial Activism – Can We Say that the US Supreme Court is More Activist than the German Constitutional Court?
Nuno M. Garoupa
Texas A&M University School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 14 Jan 2017
5 121 Echoes from a Gendered Court: Examining the Justices' Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments
Adam Feldman and Rebecca D. Gill
Columbia University - Law School and University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Date posted to database: 27 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 1 Feb 2017
6 106 Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash: Consensus, Conflict, and Constitutional Culture
Reva Siegel
Yale University - Law School
Date posted to database: 10 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 21 Feb 2017
7 89 Our Illiberal Administrative Law
Douglas H. Ginsburg and Steven Menashi
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and George Mason University
Date posted to database: 27 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 28 Jan 2017
8 71 Soft Supremacy
Corinna Lain
University of Richmond - School of Law
Date posted to database: 13 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 6 Feb 2017
9 59 Robots as Legal Metaphors
Ryan Calo
University of Washington - School of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 21 Feb 2017
10 49 The New Diversity Crisis
Jason Iuliano and Avery Stewart
Yale University - Law School and IBM
Date posted to database: 29 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 29 Jan 2017





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