Court idealization.

2013-02-20T11:48:54Z (GMT) by Roger GuimerĂ  Marta Sales-Pardo
<p>Each row represents the votes of the nine justices in a case (dark, agreement with the petitioner; bright, disagreement with the petitioner). We obtain the ideal court (right) from the real court (left) by randomly reshuffling, within each case, the votes of the justices so that the number of agreements and disagreements is preserved.</p>