Measuring the relative location of U.S. Supreme Court justices on an ideological continuum allows us to better understand the politics of the high court. In addition, such measures are an important building blocking of statistical models of the Supreme Court, the separation of powers system, and the judicial hierarchy.
This website contains the so-called “Martin-Quinn” measures of judicial ideology developed by Andrew D. Martin (Office of the Chancellor, Washington University) and Kevin M. Quinn (Department of Political Science, University of Michigan). The “Martin-Quinn” scores are estimated for every justice serving from the October 1937 term to the present. Currently estimates are available through the October 2021 term.”
RSS government GovFresh, Luke Fretwell – “Defaulting to an open protocol to syndicate government information makes public communications universally accessible. Every government website should have an RSS feed. This ensures there is an open, universal standard for syndicating government information.
The problem – While it’s important that government shares information via distributed outlets – social media, email newsletters – there isn’t one universal, open standard that is free and easy to access. Relying on social media or email newsletters forces the public to submit personal information or join a private network to subscribe to official updates. This is a barrier to equal, unfettered access to government information. The solution – Government should lead on using an open standard for syndicating its website content. All government websites should have an RSS feed. RSS is an ideal information syndication option because it’s: