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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

Below we provide links to the data and output used in most of the tables in The Supreme Court in the American Legal System. The data exist as zipped SPSS portable files. If you do not have a program (such as WinZip or PKZip) please click here to download free zip software . Additionally, some Mac users may require the program Stuff-It Expander to open the datasets. If you do not have this program, please click here .

The output files contain our output and the instructions necessary to replicate the results. The instructions are in command-line form, not point-and-click form. Point-and-click alternatives exist for virtually all the commands listed.

Table or Illustration

Description

Dataset

Output

Table 6.4

Pennsylvania sentencing regression

Penn2.zip

Penn.htm

Table 7.2, 7.4, 7.6

State Supreme Court confession results

ssc confession data 1970-1991.zip

ssc confession.htm

Table 8.8

U.S. sentencing data

sentencing.zip

sentencing.htm

Figures 9.6-9.8

Court of Appeals Figures

appeals graph.zip

usca figures.htm

Tables 9.3-9.10

Court of Appeals decisions (Songer/Auburn)

Songer auburn 1960.zip

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

confirm.zip

ch 10 tables.htm

Figures 10.1

Presidential Regimes

Allcourt03.zip

Fig10-1.htm

Figures 10.2

Incoming and outgoing justices

Fig10-2.zip

Fig10-2.htm

Table 11.1

Nonmeritorious

Allcourt03.zip

Table 11-1.htm

Table 11.2

Case selection

Allcourt03.zip

Table 11-2.htm

Table 11.3-11.5

Cert strategies

Burger cert

Burger cert tables.htm

Table 11.6

Reversal by chief

Allcourt03.zip

Table 11-6.htm

Table 11.7

Reversal by term

Allcourt03.zip

Table 11-7.htm

Table 12.2

Support for Precedent

Prec.zip

Prec.htm

Table 12.3

Overturning Precedent

Altprec.zip

Altprec.htm

Figures 12.1, 12.2

Ideology scatterplots

Ideology.zip

Ideology figures.htm

Table 13.1

Behavioral Options

Allcourt03.zip

Table 13-1.htm

Table 13.2 and 13.3

Vinson and Warren assignments

Vinwar.zip

Vinwar assignments.htm

Tables 13.4

Burger assignments

Burger.zip

Table 13-4.htm

Table 14.1-14.4

Court of Appeals decisions by Confession data

Confession ctap.zip

ch14 tables.htm