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Monday, December 12, 2005

University of Chicago Judges Project

The University of Chicago Law School's "Judges
Project" was launched in 2004 to assess whether
ideology affects judicial voting. A preliminary
investigation by the Project indicates that, in
many cases, ideology does affect judicial behaviour.
The Project will "substantially expand the empirical
examination..and will apply the findings to enduring
questions in both jurisprudence and politics. It will
explore how judicial behavior relates to the question
of judicial neutrality, the nature of the rule of law, and
the appropriate behavior of the Senate and the President
in the confirmation process."