Monthly Archives: April 2009

Taking Judicial Content Seriously–Lupu & Fowler’s Strategic Content Model

In my conversations with judicial politics scholars, many lament how many of our existing approaches tend to ignore opinion content.  For those interested in embedding opinion content into existing theories of judicial decision making … consider Yonatan Lupu & James Fowler’s paper … Continue reading

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Arlen Specter…. A Red in Blue Territory…Turns Blue… Click Below!

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The S.I.R. Model — A Simple Model With Applications to Swine Flu, etc.

  Last week we offered a model of intellectual diffusion built upon a standard fare social epidemiology model.  Given recent events within the United States, Mexico and potentially worldwide, we thought it would be worthwhile to highlight the classic S.I.R. (Susceptible, … Continue reading

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The CLS Working Group on the SSRN!

  Having finished a week discussing our paper Reproduction of Hierarchy? A Social Network Analysis of the American Law Professoriate, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate my colleagues on the SSRN download success of the paper!  I hope lots … Continue reading

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised — But Will it Come from HLS or YLS ? A Social Network Analysis of the Legal Academy (Part IV)

This is the final installment of posts related to Reproduction of Hierarchy? A Social Network Analysis of the American Law Professoriate. Thanks for your emails. Here is the plot we provide within the paper.  As a general proposition, we believe this … Continue reading

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Model of Intellectual Diffusion Upon the American Legal Academy

For the third installment of posts related to Reproduction of Hierarchy? A Social Network Analysis of the American Law Professoriate, we offer a Netlogo simulation of intellectual diffusion on the network we previously visualized.  As noted in prior posts, we are … Continue reading

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A Social Network Analysis of the American Law Professoriate (Part II)

    This is the second post related to our recently released paper Reproduction of Hierarchy? A Social Network Analysis of the American Law Professoriate.  We believe a hierarchical depiction of the network helps uncover latent distribution of authority present in the law professor … Continue reading

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A Social Network Analysis of the American Law Professoriate (Part I)

Last month, my colleagues and I posted Reproduction of Hierarchy? A Social Network Analysis of the American Law Professoriate to the SSRN.  We have been quite happy with the initial response to the article.  It has been posted on a … Continue reading

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SEAL 2009 @ Vanderbilt Law School

  I am currently at Vanderbilt Law School for the 2009 Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law (SEAL) Conference.  For those of you not familiar with the organization … “SEAL is a scholarly association dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary exploration of … Continue reading

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Tax Day! A First-Order History of the Supreme Court and Tax

Click to view the full image. In honor of Tax Day, we’ve produced a simple time series representation of the Supreme Court and tax.  The above plot shows the how often the word “tax” occurs in the cases of  the … Continue reading

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OpenSecrets Open Data! – Visualizing the Publicly Traded Assets of Senators in 2007

OpenSecrets.org went open with their data today.  In honor of this very significant act and its ramifications on future government transparency, I’ve decided to produce a quick visualization to answer a question I’ve long been intrigued by – the publicly … Continue reading

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Visualizing 26 U.S.C ___ : At the “Section Depth”

  Title 26 of the United States Code is likely on the mind of many as we move toward April 15th. As a part of a project with Lilian V. Faulhaber (Climenko Fellow from HLS), we have become interested in … Continue reading

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Coming Next Week on CLS Blog

COMING NEXT WEEK: In our lead up to April 15th…it is TAX WEEK on the CLS Blog. This and more coming soon…

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Visualizing Contributions to the 110th Congress—House Edition (Take 2)

In our previous graph visualizations of contributions to members of the House and Senate, there have been two types of entities: Contributors and Congressmen.  This division manifests itself in the dynamics of the graph as well – Contributors give only … Continue reading

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Visualizing Contributions to the 110th Congress — The House Edition

    DOCUMENTATION FOR THE VISUALIZATION Visualizing the Campaign Contributions to the Representatives of the 110th Congress — The House Edition By Michael Bommarito & Daniel Katz University of Michigan Center for the Study of Complex Systems Department of Political … Continue reading

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Classic Model from Complex Systems: The El Farol Bar Problem

I recently attended a conference at the Santa Fe Institute.  During the trip, I made a point of eating at the El Farol Bar & Restaurant. This restaurant holds a special place in the lore of complex systems.  Thus, I thought I … Continue reading

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