10. A Quantitative Study of Judicial Review
Abstract10. A Quantitative Study of Judicial Review SAGE Publications, Inc.1957DOI: 10.1177/000276425700100210 Robert A. Horn Certain data, described below, would be collected and recorded for each case in the United States Supreme Court Reports in which a question of the constitutional validity of any Congressional or state statute or local government ordinance was considered, or in which the constitutional validity of an act of any national, state or local executive or administrative authority was considered. (Cases of alleged conflict between state action and federal statutes or treaties would of course be included.) This data, for facility of manipulation, would then be transferred to IBM cards, of which duplicate sets could be made if desired. It is proposed to begin the project with the term of Court in which Chief Justice Chase first served and to carry it forward to the present, since the incidence of judicial review is heaviest in this period. (The desirability of later extending the project back to some earlier date is left open.) The data to be collected would include at least the following items (where applicable) for each case: I 1. Title of case 2. Citation in Official Reports 3. Date of decision 4.