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Forecasting Opinion Assignment on the Supreme Court

  title={Forecasting Opinion Assignment on the Supreme Court},
  author={Paul J. Wahlbeck and Alyx Mark and Ryan Krog and Phillip J. Wininger},
Opinion assignment is one of the Chief Justice’s principal responsibilities on the U.S Supreme Court. Recognizing that this task provides the Chief a key opportunity to shape Court outcomes and agendas, political scientists have examined historical assignment patterns in an attempt to discover the causal factors that determine how opinions are assigned. This body of research reveals that multiple factors — both attitudinal and organizational — may underlie the opinion assignment process. While… Expand
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