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Matthew J. Sag Georgia Reithal Professor of Law

SCOTUS and Political Polarization

“The New Oral Argument: Justices as Advocates,” 94 Notre Dame Law Review 1161 (2019) (co-author)

A leading authority on copyright law and the legal implications of text data mining, Sag researches the intersection between law and the challenges of new technology. This article uses text mining and other statistical methods to analyze 55 years of Supreme Court oral arguments. He shows how judicial activity has increased dramatically in terms of words used, duration of speech, interruptions made, and comments proffered, then links the changes in judicial activity to the increasingly polarized state of American politics.

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