Adam Liptak of the New York Times has just written a long piece on the Roberts Court’s ideological leanings according to leading political scientists. It’s well worth a read, especially for those trained in the law who are used to assessing the Court qualitatively – Liptak engages with the quantitative research that codes and crunches opinions that most of us just read.
Even more fun, the Times has included an interactive feature for us to test how we measure up to the Roberts Court on hot button cases.
If you really enjoy Liptak’s subject matter, I suggest you also give a look to some of the political science books under my “Foundational Texts” in the sidebar to the right. In addition, give a click to the Supreme Court Database, which you can also find linked in my “Resources” sidebar section.