Christine Kexel Chabot Distinguished Scholar in Residence
“Do Justices Time Their Retirements Politically? An Empirical Analysis of the Timing and Outcomes of Supreme Court Retirements in the Modern Era,” 2019 Utah Law Review 527
Chabot, a distinguished scholar in residence and associate director of Loyola’s Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, is an expert in regulation and empirical legal studies. Her research has been published in leading law journals and featured in media such as The New York Times and SCOTUSblog. Chabot’s article tests claims that justices time their retirements to coincide with ideologically compatible presidents and senates. By constructing more accurate measures of ideology based on justices’ voting records, Chabot demonstrates that political timing has not dominated justices’ retirement decisions in the modern era.