This study investigated whether or not the membership of the United States Supreme Court affects the way the institution rules in cases regarding federal administrative agencies by collecting and comparing votes from 2018-2019 and 2020-2022. It found in the first section that justices showed an anti-deferential attitude towards agencies and in the second section a deferential attitude towards agencies, despite the conservative majority being larger in the second section. The result is likely due to the types of agencies and content of cases involved.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Sciences
Politics, Security, and International Affairs
International and Global Studies
Cothern, Hannah N., "The Impact of Supreme Court Make Up on Rulings Towards Administrative Agencies" (2023). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1343.