Monday, July 2, 2018

Daily Read: SCOTUS Justice Retirements and Political Goals

 In a recently updated and forthcoming article, Do Justices Time Their Retirements Politically? An Empirical Analysis of the Timing and Outcomes of Supreme Court Retirements in the Modern Era, by Christine Kexel Chabot (pictured) of Loyola-Chicago, she set out to explore whether or not Justices timed their retirements for political effect. 

Christine_chabotWith Kennedy's announced retirement, her empirical research of past retirements is quite relevant. She concludes:

Justices’ political retirement goals have often turned out to be wishful thinking. Some Justices found that they were relatively far removed from ideologies of party leaders (and potential successors) by the time they retired, and Justices who timed their retirements politically had limited success in obtaining like-minded replacements.

A fascinating read.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/2018/07/daily-read-scotus-justice-retirements-and-political-goals.html

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