Richard Posner wrote a whole book aimed at measuring Justice Benjamin Cardozo’s judicial influence. See Cardozo: A Study in Reputation. The book blurb asks: “What makes a great judge? How are reputations forged? Why do some reputations endure, while others crumble? And how can we know whether a reputation is fairly deserved?”
Because this is Justice Abrahamson’s last term, SCOWstats has begun asking similar questions about Wisconsin’s longest-serving justice. Yesterday’s post tried one of Posner’s techniques to assess her judicial influence as compared to her colleagues on SCOW. Click here. If you have other ideas about how to measure Justice Abrahamson’s influence, feel free to post them in the comment section below.