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Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States: A General Approach (Katz, Bommarito & Blackman)

Abstract:  “Building upon developments in theoretical and applied machine learning, as well as the efforts of various scholars including Guimera and Sales-Pardo (2011), Ruger et al. (2004), and Martin et al. (2004), we construct a model designed to predict the … Continue reading

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Over 800 Folks in Attendance at Cooper Union for
ReInventLaw NYC 2014 – Thanks So Much For Coming!

It is a wrap for #ReInventLaw NYC 2014. We finished up with just over 800 folks in attendance for this free, public facing event at the Cooper Union (~725 at the peak of the day according to the security guards … Continue reading

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Scout Delivering Court Opinions Through the Awe-Inspiring Power of CourtListener (via Sunlight Foundation)

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Justice Stevens on the Colbert Report (Bush v. Gore, Citizens United, ColbertSuperPac, etc. )

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Colbert Super PAC – John Paul Stevens www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive

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Legal Language Explorer – Presentation @ 24th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (Jurix 2011)

Presentation @ 24th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems ( Jurix 2011 – Vienna ) View more presentations from Daniel Katz

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Announcing the Beta Pre-Release of Legal Language Explorer.com

In partnership with Michigan State University College of Law and Emory Law, today we announce the Beta Pre-Release of a New Web Interface – LegalLanguageExplorer.com. We are just getting started here with this project and anticipate many features that will … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Marbury v. Madison : A Sink Based Visualization [v2]

The visualization above is something we are calling the “six degrees” of Marbury v. Madison.  It was originally produced for use in our paper Distance Measures for Dynamic Citation Networks. Due to space considerations, we ended up leaving it on the cutting … Continue reading

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Oyez @ Chicago Kent Releases Free OyezToday App for IPhone

Kudos to Jerry Goldman, the other folks at the Oyez Project as well as the Chicago-Kent College of Law for making this free resource available to the public! From the description: “OYEZTODAY at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law offers you … Continue reading

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Court Under Roberts Is Most Conservative in Decades [Via NY Times]

The Sunday New York Times features an article by Adam Liptak assessing the conservatism of Robert Court.  The article features some good coverage for some of the leading law and political science scholars who study the United States Supreme Court. … Continue reading

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Pocket Justice – An App for Your IPhone / IPod Touch

Jerry Goldman (Northwestern/ Oyez Project) has recently released a great app for those wanting to quickly access SCOTUS case summaries and/or audio recordings from their Iphones.  The top 100 constitutional law cases are made available for free–thanks to the good folks at Justia.  Those looking … Continue reading

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The Bilski Case: Still Waiting for the Supreme Court’s Decision

Along with a non-trivial subset of the legal blogosphere, we eagerly await the Supreme Court’s decision in the Bilski case. Perhaps tomorrow will be the day?  In the meantime, here are a variety of thoughts on the matter.  Bilski Blog … Continue reading

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Value Over Replacement Justice? [Via 538.com]

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The Fate of Supreme Court Nominees [From Good] [Repost]

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Elena Kagan to be the Next US Supreme Court Justice? [Via Intrade]

Still no announcement from the White House but there has been some movement over at Intrade … Click Here for Most Recent Chart [From Intrade.com]

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Computational Legal Studies Presentation Slides from the Law.gov Meetings

Thanks to Carl Malamud and the good folks at the University of Colorado Law School and University of Texas Law School for allowing us to participate in their respective law.gov meetings. For those interested in governmental transparency, we believe that … Continue reading

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Visualizing Temporal Patterns in the United States Supreme Court’s Network of Citations

The above image is a visualization of temporal citation patterns in the history of the United States Supreme Court.  Each case is placed horizontally across the image in chronological order.  We then draw citations between cases as curved arcs.  We … Continue reading

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