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The Supreme Court in the American Legal System

The Supreme Court in the American Legal System
Jeffrey A. Segal, Harold J. Spaeth, Sara C. Benesh

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Table 6.4

Pennsylvania sentencing regression


Table 7.2, 7.4, 7.6

State Supreme Court confession results

ssc confession data

ssc confession.htm

Table 8.8

U.S. sentencing data


Figures 9.6-9.8

Court of Appeals Figures


usca figures.htm

Tables 9.3-9.10

Court of Appeals decisions (Songer/Auburn)

Songer auburn

tables 9-3 and 9-4.htm

tables 9-5 and 9-6.htm

table 9-7.htm

table 9-8.htm

table 9-9.htm

table 9-10.htm

Tables 10.3-10.9

Confirmation crosstabs

ch 10 tables.htm

Figures 10.1

Presidential Regimes


Figures 10.2

Incoming and outgoing justices


Table 11.1


Table 11-1.htm

Table 11.2

Case selection

Table 11-2.htm

Table 11.3-11.5

Cert strategies

Burger cert

Burger cert tables.htm

Table 11.6

Reversal by chief

Table 11-6.htm

Table 11.7

Reversal by term

Table 11-7.htm

Table 12.2

Support for Precedent


Table 12.3

Overturning Precedent


Figures 12.1, 12.2

Ideology scatterplots

Ideology figures.htm

Table 13.1

Behavioral Options

Table 13-1.htm

Table 13.2 and 13.3

Vinson and Warren assignments

Vinwar assignments.htm

Tables 13.4

Burger assignments

Table 13-4.htm

Table 14.1-14.4

Court of Appeals decisions by Confession data


ch14 tables.htm