Michael A. Bailey

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At the heart of attitudinal and strategic explanations of judicial behavior is the assumption that justices have policy preferences. These preferences have been measured in a handful of ways, including using factor analysis and multidimensional scaling techniques (Schubert, 1965, 1974), looking at past votes in a single policy area (Epstein et al., 1989),(More)
  • Charles M Cameron, Jonathan P Kastellec, Michael Bailey, Deborah Beim, Brandice Canes-Wrone, Tom Clark +6 others
  • 2016
We conduct a theoretical and empirical re-evaluation of move-the-median (MTM) models of Supreme Court nominations—the one theory of appointment politics that connects presidential selection and senatorial confirmation decisions. We develop a theoretical framework that encompasses the major extant models, formalizing the tradeoff between concerns about the(More)
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