The Supreme Court’s Many Median Justices

Mar 28 '12

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.