The Supreme Court’s Many Median Justices

by Andrew Gelman on March 28, 2012

in Judicial

Ben Lauderdale and Tom Clark wrote a paper in which they modeled Supreme Court judges as having different relative positions on different issues.

Here’s an illustration of what their model does:

Cool. And I looove the graphs. I’m pretty sure that, from the effort that the authors put into creating the many displays in the article, came a much deeper understanding of their model and its political implications.

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