Monday, October 23, 2006

Law and Politics at the First Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

The First Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies is being held this Thursday and Friday at the University of Texas Law School. The complete list of papers to be presented can be found here. There are four sessions focusing on law, courts and politics. The papers being presented in these sesions are below. I'll be discussing several of these papers later this week, while blogging from the conference.

Joshua Fischman , Collegial Decision Making in the Courts of Appeals: An Empirical Analysis. Abstract and Article.

Michael C. Evans , Wayne V McIntosh , Jimmy Lin , Cynthia L. Cates , Recounting the Courts? Applying Automated Content Analysis to Enhance Empirical Legal Research. Abstract and Article.

Ryan Schoen and Paul J. Wahlbeck ,The Discuss List and Agenda-Setting on the Supreme Court. Abstract and Article.

Anna Harvey and Barry Friedman , Ducking Trouble: Supreme Court Agenda-Setting and Congressional Constraint. Abstract and Article.

Joshua Furgeson , Linda C. Babcock and Peter M. Shane , Behind the Mask of Method. Abstract and Article.

Keith E. Whittington and Tom S. Clark , Judicial Review of Acts of Congress, 1789-2006. Abstract and Article.

Lori A. Ringhand , The Rehnquist Court: A By the Numbers Retrospective. Abstract and Article.

Herbert M. Kritzer and Darryn C. Beckstrom , Daubert in the States: Diffusion of a New Approach to Expert Evidence in Court. Abstract and Article.

Charles R. Shipan , Ideology, Partisanship, and Senate Voting on Supreme Court Nominees. Abstract and Article.

Emerson H. Tiller and Albert Yoon , Private Securities Litigation and the Courts: Positive Political Theory and Evidence. Abstract and Article.

Erik C. Snowberg , Justin Wolfers and Eric Zitzewitz , Partisan Impacts on the Economy: Evidence from Prediction Markets and Close Elections. Abstract and Article.

Stephen J. Choi and G. Mitu Gulati , Bias in Judicial Citations: A New Window into the Behavior of Judges? Abstract and Article.

Jason J. Czarnezki and William K. Ford , An Empirical Analysis of Dissensus on the United States Courts of Appeals. Abstract and Article.

Anne M. Joseph , Presidential Transitions: The Shaping and Reshaping of the Federal Regulatory Agenda. Abstract and Article.

James F. Spriggs II , James H. Fowler , Timothy R. Johnson , Sangick Jeon and Paul J. Wahlbeck , Network Analysis and the Law: Measuring the Legal Importance of Supreme Court Precedents. Abstract and Article.

Charles M. Cameron , Lee Epstein , Jeffrey Segal and Chad Westerland , Lower Court Defiance of (Compliance with) the U.S. Supreme Court. Abstract and Article.

John M. P. de Figueiredo , Chang Ho Ji and Thad Kousser , Do Intiative Backers Waster Their Money? Revisiting the Research on Campaign Spending and Direct Democracy. Abstract and Article.

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