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James J. Brudney and Corey Ditslear. "Designated Diffidence: District Court Judges on the Courts of Appeals". 35 Law and Society Review 565 (2001)

James J. Brudney, Sara Schiavoni & Deborah J. Merritt. "Judicial Hostility Toward Labor Unions? Applying the Social Background Model to a Celebrated Concern". 60 Ohio St. L.J. 1675, 137-38 (1999)

Adam B. Cox & Thomas J. Miles. "Judging the Voting Rights Act". 108 Colum. L. Rev. 1 (2008)

Frank B. Cross. "Decisionmaking in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals". 91 Cal. L. Rev. 1457 (2003)

Frank B. Cross & Emerson H. Tiller. "Judicial Partisanship and Obedience to Legal Doctrine: Whistleblowing on the Federal Courts of Appeals". 107 Yale L.J. 2155 (1998)

Jason J. Czarnezki & William K. Ford. "The Phantom Philosophy? An Empirical Investigation of Legal Interpretation". 65 Md. L. Rev. 841 (2006)

Lee Epstein, Andrew D. Martin, Kevin M. Quinn & Jeffrey A. Segal. "Ideological Drift Among Supreme Court Justices: Who, When, and How Important?" 101 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1483 (2007)

Lee Epstein, Daniel E. Ho, Gary King & Jeffrey A. Segal. "The Supreme Court During Crisis: How War Affects Only Non-War Cases". 80 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1 (2005)

William N. Eskridge, Jr. & Lauren E. Baer. "The Continuum of Deference: Supreme Court Treatment of Agency Statutory Interpretations from Chevron to Hamdan". 96 Geo. L.J. 1083 (2008)

Tracey E. George. "The Dynamics and Determinants of the Decision to Grant En Banc Review". 74 Wash. L. Rev. 213 (1999)

Clifford Chad Henson. "Judging CERCLA: An Empirical Analysis of Circuit Court Decision-Making". J. Applied Econ. (2010)

David A. Hoffman, Alan J. Izenman & Jeffrey R. Lidicker. "Docketology, District Courts, and Doctrine". 85 Wash. U. L. Rev. 681 (2007)

William M. Landes & Richard A. Posner. "Rational Judicial Behavior: A Statistical Study". Univ. of Chi. Law & Econ., Olin Working Paper No. 404 (2008)

David S. Law. "Strategic Judicial Lawmaking: Ideology, Publication, and Asylum Law in the Ninth Circuit". 73 U. Cin. L. Rev. 817 (2005)

Stefanie A. Lindquist & Frank B. Cross. "Empirically Testing Dworkin's Chain Novel Theory: Studying the Path of Precedent". 80 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1156, 1200 (2005)

Thomas J. Miles & Cass R. Sunstein. "Do Judges Make Regulatory Policy? An Empirical Investigation of Chevron". 73 U. Chi. L. Rev. 823 (2006).

Thomas J. Miles and Cass R. Sunstein. "The Real World of Arbitrariness Review". 75 U. Chi. L. Rev. 761 (2008).

Richard L. Revesz. "Congressional Influence on Judicial Behavior? An Empirical Examination of Challenges to Agency Action in the D.C. Circuit". 76 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1100 (2001)

Theodore W. Ruger, Pauline T. Kim, Andrew D. Martin & Kevin M. Quinn. "The Supreme Court Forecasting Project: Legal and Political Science Approaches to Predicting Supreme Court Decisionmaking". 104 Colum. L. Rev. 1150 (2004)

Max M. Schanzenbach and Emerson H. Tiller. "Reviewing the Sentencing Guidelines: Judicial Politics, Empirical Evidence, and Reform". 75 U Chi L Rev 715 (2008)

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