Study Calls Justices’ Opinions Grumpy (‘The New York Times’)



A new study by Dartmouth’s Daniel Rockmore and Keith Carlson and a colleague from the University of Virginia found that the opinions from the highest court in the land are getting longer, easier to understand, and quite a bit grumpier, reports The New York Times.

The study, writes the Times, uses linguistic software to do a quantitative analysis of Supreme Court opinions.

Rockmore is the William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science and director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science. Carlson is a computer science PhD student.

Read the full story, published 5/4/15 by The New York Times.

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