Opinion assignment and the Chief Justice: 1888-1940

Citation
Sl. Wood et al., Opinion assignment and the Chief Justice: 1888-1940, SOC SCI Q, 81(3), 2000, pp. 798-809
Citations number
26
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Sociology & Antropology
Journal title
SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY
ISSN journal
0038-4941 → ACNP
Volume
81
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
798 - 809
Database
ISI
SICI code
0038-4941(200009)81:3<798:OAATCJ>2.0.ZU;2-I
Abstract
Objective. We seek to explore the opinion assignments of Chief Justices fro m 1888 to 1940 using three models: the organizational, institutional, and a ttitudinal 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. Conclusio ns. We believe this difference is most likely related to contextual factors that have changed for the modern Court.