American Journal of Political Science, Volume 54, Issue 4

October 2010
Volume 54
Issue 4
Pages 837-1002

Note: this is often the whole textual content of the October factor manually pieced jointly from the person articles.

Editorial (pages 837–838), Rick. ok Wilson

Valuing range in Political firms: Gender and Token Minorities within the U.S. condo of Representatives (pages 839–854), Kristin Kanthak and George A. Krause

Inequality and the Dynamics of Public Opinion: The Self-Reinforcing hyperlink among fiscal Inequality and Mass personal tastes (pages 855–870), Nathan J. Kelly and Peter okay. Enns

Locating perfect court docket reviews in Doctrine area (pages 871–890), Tom S. Clark and Benjamin Lauderdale

Strategic Defiance and Compliance within the U.S. Courts of Appeals (pages 891–905), Chad Westerland, Jeffrey A. Segal, Lee Epstein, Charles M. Cameron and Scott

Deciding to supply: neighborhood judgements on offering Social Welfare (pages 906–920), Michael Craw

Unpacking LogM: towards a extra common conception of social gathering procedure Density (pages 921–935), David Lowery, Simon Otjes, Sergiu Gherghina, Arjen Van Witteloostuijn, Gabor Peli and Holly Brasher

Leader Survival, Revolutions, and the character of presidency Finance (pages 936–950), Bruce Bueno De Mesquita and Alastair Smith

Settled Borders and Regime style: Democratic Transitions as outcomes of peaceable Territorial Transfers (pages 951–968), Douglas M. Gibler and Jaroslav Tir

The technique of Territorial clash (pages 969–987), David B. Carter

The Minos and the Socratic exam of legislation (pages 988–1002), Mark J. Lutz

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Hammond, Bonneau, and Sheehan (2007) assume that a status quo exists at the midpoint between the marginal justice in a given case and the next justice (in an ideological order). With this assumption in hand, the authors compare patterns in which justices join the majority, assuming they are choosing between the latent status quo and the opinion written at either the bench median’s ideal point or the opinion author’s ideal point. They then compare the fit of those two models and find the opinion author model outperforms the bench median model.

By not treating the procedural aspects of an opinion, we allow ourselves to focus on a component of the opinion content that is more plausibly contained in a single dimension. 4 The cutpoint is induced by choices over binary alternatives under certain types of preferences for proximate policies. 876 TOM S. CLARK AND BENJAMIN LAUDERDALE A Common Space Estimator for Justices and Opinions Let there be K opinions, and let Z be the K × K matrix where Z kk equals 1 if the opinion in row k cites the opinion in column k positively and 0 if it cites the opinion in column k negatively.

While the assumed models of the bargaining process are all plausible, the appropriate model for the Supreme Court is hardly a settled theoretical question. TOM S. CLARK AND BENJAMIN LAUDERDALE Measuring Opinion Location with Precedents We propose an alternative approach to measuring the legal content of Supreme Court opinions. A central feature of legal argumentation is the use of precedent to justify a decision. In fact, it is the use of precedent to establish doctrine that defines a legal opinion and is often the subject of interest to almost everyone—save, perhaps, the particular litigants in a case.

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