Wednesday, June 29, 2011

justices agree a lot more than they disagree

the part of this chart that really jumped out at me is the number in the left chart for ginsburg-alito, the two justices who disagreed the most in the most recent supreme court term:

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i was surprised to see that ginsburg and alito agreed 63% of the time. that's a much higher percentage than i would have guessed for a court that is supposedly so polarized.