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Kevin Quinn in the news:



How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court

Kevin Quinn and co-authors Epstein and Martin cited by The New York Times, Sept. 25, 2016

The new study … used a common and reliable political science measurement to make predictions about the potential nominees. This measurement is based on the ideologies of the presidents who appointed them to their courts and, when appropriate, of the home-state senators who supported their nominations.


How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court

Kevin Quinn, co-authors cited by The New York Times, Sept. 25, 2016

The new study … used a common and reliable political science measurement to make predictions about the potential nominees. This measurement is based on the ideologies of the presidents who appointed them to their courts and, when appropriate, of the home-state senators who supported their nominations.


Why the pending abortion case in Texas matters for the entire country

Kevin Quinn quoted in Deseret News, Feb. 29, 2016

“The new member of the court has the potential to change the court quite a bit, from a fairly solid five-member conservative (majority) to a five-member solid liberal majority,” said Kevin Quinn, a law professor at the UC Berkeley School of Law and co-creator of the Martin-Quinn scores, which measure the location of the justices on an ideological spectrum.


Supreme Court May Be Most Conservative in Modern History

Kevin Quinn cited in The New York Times, Five Thirty Eight, March 29, 2012

The method, called the Martin-Quinn Scores for the two scholars that developed it, Andrew D. Martin of the Washington University School of Law and Kevin M. Quinn of the Berkeley School of Law, estimates the court’s ideology by evaluating the combinations in which different justices vote with one another and how this changes over time…. The Martin-Quinn method suggests that there has been some overall rightward drift among almost all members of the court, including the more liberal justices, since Chief Justice Roberts took over for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.


Kevin Quinn Tracks Supreme Court Justices’ Ideological Evolution

The Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2009 by Carl Bialik
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125789565331042445.html#printMode

“The famous statistician George Box once wrote that ‘all models are wrong, but some are useful,’ ” Kevin Quinn, a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, who has studied changing attitudes of Supreme Court justices, said in an email.”I think that is a useful way to approach what we’re doing.”