Underlying Citation Data, Folder 4, Part 2: Census of Thomas Cites

The item contained in this folder is an Excel (XLSX) spreadsheet file including the original file name schema created by Joseph Miller. All data in this sheet is related to Thomas, with 5,738 rows of data among the following 15 columns:

  • Opinion Type
  • Year on Court
  • Calendar Year
  • Rbrts Court
  • Solo or Joined
  • Other
  • Case Type
  • S-Name
  • Source
  • Target
  • T-Name
  • T-Year
  • T-Elapsed
  • In Prncp Op?


This data subset created and collected by Joseph Miller and digitally preserved here is in support of his forthcoming article "A Judge Never Writes More Freely: A Separate-Opinions Citation-Network Approach to Assessing Judicial Ideology". From the article's abstract:

"This Article is the first to apply a novel empirical method—citation network analysis—to particular appellate jurists’ separate judicial opinions (e.g., concurrences, dissents) in an effort to provide a more detailed picture of a judge’s ideological preferences. It focuses on the separate opinions of Justices Scalia and Thomas through the end of October Term 2019: they served for a similar number of years, wrote separately at similarly high rates, and were one another’s closest ideological fellow-travelers, which somewhat controls for their Martin-Quinn scores."