Sunday, May 14, 2017

What Books Do SCOTUS Justices Cite?

In the Michigan Law Review, Linda Greenhouse has published the results of her study of the 2015-16 Supreme Court term. Here is a capsule view of her findings:

Categories of Books Cited

Treatises and practice manuals 51

Primary sources, historical 27

History and political science 17

Law 16

Dictionaries 7

Restatements 6

Literature 5

Primary sources, modern 3

( Excluded from this review are per curiam opinions, as well as concurrences and dissents to those opinions).

You can read the full study here. It has lots more information.


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