Strategic retirements: A political model of turnover on the United States Supreme Court
The president''s ability to nominate justices to the United States Supreme Court is one of his most powerful tools for advancing his policy goals. To maximize the use of this tool it is important that he be able to determine how reasonable it is to expect a retirement from the Court during his presidency. Prior research is inconclusive as to whether Court retirements are politically motivated. In this study I develop and test a political model of Court retirements. The results from estimating the model using exponential Poisson regression show there to be an identifiable political element relating to the timing of retirements from the Court. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 1990 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia
Timothy M. Hagle. "Strategic retirements: A political model of turnover on the United States Supreme Court" Political Behavior 15.1 (1993): 25-28.
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