Oral #44: Konnor Woodburn – The Swing Justice: the Figure Who Shapes the Supreme Court

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Faculty mentor: Michael Dichio

My research looks at whether the swing justice (the justice at the ideological center of a 5-4 Supreme Court decision) makes their determination based solely on their personal ideology or if there are factors such as the specific case circumstances that would affect their vote. I also look at what those circumstances would be and determine if it is then possible to predict the votes of certain justices based on that information.

Watch my research presentation below.
Questions or comments? Contact me at: konnor.woodburn@hotmail.com

View my Presentation Slides HERE 

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