Forecasting the decisions of the US Supreme Court: lessons from the ‘affordable care act’ judgment

Vaughan Williams, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-9639-9217, 2015. Forecasting the decisions of the US Supreme Court: lessons from the ‘affordable care act’ judgment. The Journal of Prediction Markets, 9 (2), pp. 64-78. ISSN 1750-676X

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Abstract

This paper examines the 2012 US Supreme Court consideration of the Affordable Care Act, and the resulting judgment, with a view to learning what lessons this landmark case can afford us into the way in which the US Supreme Court works, so helping us forecast its decisions. Although this is simply one judgment among many, a case is advanced here that the details of the way that the judgment was made can be used to help arbitrate between conflicting interpretations in the literature as to the way that the US Supreme Court reaches its decisions. It is argued that consideration of this case does provide particular insights which might usefully improve forecasts of future Supreme Court decisions.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The Journal of Prediction Markets
Creators: Vaughan Williams, L.
Publisher: University of Buckingham Press
Date: 2015
Volume: 9
Number: 2
ISSN: 1750-676X
Identifiers:
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10.5750/jpm.v9i2.1094DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 13 Jan 2017 09:04
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:10
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29677

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