RESEARCHER USES MATH TO MEASURE SUPREME COURT IDEOLOGY

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48694-2003Jul25.html Are the nine Supreme Court justices simply "politicians in robes," destined by ideology to vote a certain way, or are they independent actors, whose opinions reflect their times, their experience and, most of all, the law itself? Mathematician Lawrence Sirovich, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, has tried to answer the question with . . .

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