Opinion assignment and the Chief Justice: 1888-1940
Abbreviated Journal Title
Soc. Sci. Q.
SUPREME-COURT; BURGER; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Objective. We seek to explore the opinion assignments of Chief Justices from 1888 to 1940 using three models: the organizational, institutional, and attitudinal models. Methods. We empirically examine opinion assignments from 1888 to 1940 through a data set that the authors have collected. Results. We find that earlier Chief Justices made assignments based on institutional and organizational criteria rather than for ideological reasons. Conclusions. We believe this difference is most likely related to contextual factors that have changed for the modern Court.
Social Science Quarterly
"Opinion assignment and the Chief Justice: 1888-1940" (2000). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2868.