Supreme Court Decisions
The US Supreme Court is the final arbiter of legal issues that can alter the course of history; yet, much of its decision-making process takes place in private. A citizen scientist research project aims to shed light on these closed-door deliberations.
Guests: Timothy Johnson, Morse Alumni Distinguished Professor of political science and law at the University of Minnesota
- Part 1 – 16:12
Johnson discusses his project “The View from Behind the Curtain: Establishing a Database of Supreme Court Conference Note Transcriptions.”
- Part 2 – 10:18
What have researchers learned so far from the project? Johnson discusses the public versus private personas of the justices and whether the debates behind closed doors reveal political ideologies.