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Using Algorithmic Attribution Techniques to Determine Authorship in Unsigned Judicial Opinions

William Li, Pablo Azar
David Larochelle
Phil Hill
James Cox
Robert C. Berwick
Andrew W. Lo

This Article proposes a novel and provocative analysis of judicial opinions that are published without indicating individual authorship. Our approach provides an unbiased, quantitative, and computer scientific answer to a problem that has long plagued legal commentators. United States courts publish a shocking number of judicial opinions without divulging the author. Per curiam opinions, as traditionally and popularly conceived, are a means of quickly deciding uncontroversial cases in which all judges or justices are in agreement.... Read more about Using Algorithmic Attribution Techniques to Determine Authorship in Unsigned Judicial Opinions

  • June 30, 2013
  • Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 503