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Judicial Partisanship and Obedience to Legal Doctrine: Whistleblowing on the Federal Courts of Appeals
In traditional legal analysis, scholars take for granted the effect of Supreme Court doctrine. Lower courts are presumed to adhere to the self-enforcing principle of stare decisis and to apply theExpand
Decision making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals
Contents Illustrations 00 Prologue 00 1. Political Ideology and Circuit Court Decision Making 00 2. The Law and Circuit Court Decision Making 00 3. Judicial Background and Circuit Court DecisionExpand
“Citations in the U.S. Supreme Court: An Empirical Study of their use and Significance
Supreme Court citations are rarely the subject of rigorous analysis. This Article presents an empirical examination of Supreme Court opinion citation practices since World War II, with a focus on theExpand
Fishes in Kansas
Decisionmaking in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • F. Cross
  • Political Science
  • 1 December 2003
Introduction ............................................................................................ 1459 1. Theories of Judicial Decisionmaking ..............................................Expand
The relevance of law in human rights protection
Abstract Relatively little empirical research on the protection of human rights considers the significance of legal rules and institutions. This article examines the effects of legal institutions onExpand
The Scientific Study of Judicial Activism
Claims of judicial activism are common, from both the right and the left, but they are seldom scrutinized closely. Prior tests of judicial activism have involved simply counting the number of casesExpand
A modest proposal for improving American justice
In this piece, Professors Tiller and Cross suggest that the federal justice system could be improved by limiting the practice of randomly assigning cir? cuit court judges to panels and byExpand
Distri6ution, Habitat, and A6undance of the Topeka Shiner Notropis topeka (Gilbert) in Kansas
Notropis topeka (Gilbert) occurs from "Minnesota and South Dakota south through Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri" (Moore, 1957:134). Compared with distributions of other plains fishes, this rangeExpand
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