Research Corner 6/17/2016

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New research tackling questions in the domains of Supreme Court Studies and Empirical Legal Research

(1) Systems Science and the Supreme Court  by Alan Calnan (Southwestern Law School)

Note: uniquely posits an alternative way to think through the current stalemate in the Supreme Court confirmation process

(2) Strategic Cooperation: Modeling Concurring Behavior on the U.S. Supreme Courtby Andrew J. O’Geen (Davidson College) and Christopher M. Parker (Centenary College) in American Politics Research 44(4): 618-648

Note: examines how collective benefits act as a motivator for concurring behavior

(3) Updating Supreme Court Legitimacy: Testing the ‘Rule, Learn, Update’ Model of Political Communication  by James L. Gibson (Washington University in Saint Louis – Department of Political Science), Miguel M. Pereira (Washington University in Saint Louis, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Political Science, Students), and Jeffrey Ziegler (Washington University in Saint Louis, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Political Science, Students)

Note: looks at how current scholarly assumptions that the public’s assessment of the Supreme Court is shaped by perceived ideology may be flawed

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