This exercise provides a hands-on introduction to coding affiliation network data from Supreme Court decisions. It includes the following materials:
Instructions for Sup. Ct. Exercises further information and instructions
SCO-1.pdf – SCO-11.pdf 11 excerpts from 2009-10 Supreme Court decisions.
SupCourtTableBlank Blank worksheets used to construct justice networks
SupCourtTableCompleted Completed versions of worksheets.
SCO.R R code useful in creating example network matrices, and full justice decision networks from downloaded data.
MajorityNet2008.X.pdf Example network graphs from majority vote affiliation from full justice decision data, 2008-2010, see SCO.R
DissentNet2008.X.pdf Example network graphs from dissenting vote affiliation from full justice decision data, 2008-2010, see SCO.R