I published a short essay in the Yale Law Journal forum recently: http://www.yalelawjournal.org/pdf/Whalen_PDF_5spbaaeu.pdf. I thought I’d slightly supplement the content available there by posting the interactive charts here:

Here’s an overall plot of mean SMOG since 1946:

SMOG vs Year

    A plot of the mean intra-judge z-score by years of tenure:

SMOG vs Years on Court

Each judge’s yearly intra-judge SMOG z-score:

SAAlito, HABlackmun, WJBrennan, SGBreyer, WEBurger, HHBurton, TCClark, WODouglas, AFortas, FFrankfurter, RBGinsburg, AJGoldberg, HLBlack, JHarlan2, RHJackson, AMKennedy, TMarshall, SMinton, FMurphy, SDOConnor, LFPowell, SFReed, WHRehnquist, JGRoberts, WBRutledge, AScalia, SSotomayor, DHSouter, JPStevens, PStewart, CThomas, FMVinson, EWarren, BRWhite, CEWhittaker

    Individual Justice SMOG distributions

SAAlito, HABlackmun, WJBrennan, SGBreyer, WEBurger, HHBurton, TCClark, WODouglas, AFortas, FFrankfurter, RBGinsburg, AJGoldberg, HLBlack, JHarlan2, RHJackson, AMKennedy, TMarshall, SMinton, FMurphy, SDOConnor, LFPowell, SFReed, WHRehnquist, JGRoberts, WBRutledge, AScalia, SSotomayor, DHSouter, JPStevens, PStewart, CThomas, FMVinson, EWarren, BRWhite, CEWhittaker

 

 

 

 

SMOG by Ideology