Departures From the Court

@article{Nelson2009DeparturesFT,
  title={Departures From the Court},
  author={Kjersten R. Nelson and Eve M. Ringsmuth},
  journal={American Politics Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={486 - 507}
}
Previous findings on whether U.S. Supreme Court justices include strategic factors in their decisions to leave the Court have been mixed. We use ideological distance measures to capture the political landscape and retest the hypothesis that justices use strategic political considerations when making the decision to leave the Court. Using a Cox model of proportional hazards, we find that justices do take ideological distance from the Senate into account when making retirement decisions. Thus… Expand
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