Partisanship and Judicial Decision Making in U.S. Courts of Appeal

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Partisanship is found in voter and Congressional behavior. Members of the federal judiciary should behave similarly. I utilize cases involving the Republican and Democratic parties from 1966 to 1997 and examine the voting behavior of federal Courts of Appeal judges. I utilize both cross tabulations and a Logit regression model to determine the likelihood appellate judges will vote for their own party and against the opposition.

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Meaders, Eddie Loyd December 2002.

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Partisanship is found in voter and Congressional behavior. Members of the federal judiciary should behave similarly. I utilize cases involving the Republican and Democratic parties from 1966 to 1997 and examine the voting behavior of federal Courts of Appeal judges. I utilize both cross tabulations and a Logit regression model to determine the likelihood appellate judges will vote for their own party and against the opposition.

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Meaders, Eddie Loyd. Partisanship and Judicial Decision Making in U.S. Courts of Appeal, thesis, December 2002; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3329/: accessed May 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .