The New Institutionalism and Public Law Scholarship: What Judicial Biographies have in Common with High-powered Statistical Analyses
This post is courtesy of our new guest blogger, Arkansas State University Professor Hans Hacker. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Hans a few weeks ago on a trip to ASU, where I worked with his students taking part in the moot court competition. I enjoyed listening to a political scientist's view of the Supreme Court, which is a conceptually different from how I usually think about the Court, as a brief writer. I think the political scientist's view can really help explain the dynamic a brief writer is working with, and sometimes against, in trying to persuade the Court. Anyway, what follows is Professor Hacker's post.