Comparative Supreme Court Decision Making Workshop

Sun, 16/12/2018 - 16:00 to Mon, 17/12/2018 - 20:30

Date:  Sun, 16/12/2018 - 16:00 to Mon, 17/12/2018 - 20:30 Comparative Supreme Court Decision Making Workshop December 16-17, 2018 Mt. Scopus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Beit-Maiersdorf, Room 503 Organized by Keren Weinshall & Lee Epstein Sunday, December 16, 2018:     16:00-16:15 Registration     16:15-16:30 Greetings   Michael Karayanni, Dean, Law Faculty, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ilana Ritov, Director of the Center for Empirical Studies of Decision Making and the Law     16:30-18:00 The Israeli Supreme Court Dataset   Chair: Yoav Dotan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem   Keren Weinshall, Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Lee Epstein, Washington University in St. Louis (with Andy Worms)  (Abstract)     Introducing the Israeli Supreme Court Dataset (ISCD)   Reflections on Judicial Datasets in the Age of Big Data: Justice Daphne Barak-Erez, the Israeli Supreme Court Adam Liptak, New York Times     18:00-18:30 Coffee break     18:30-19:45 Creating Datasets for the Study of Supreme Court Decision Making Chair: Talia Fisher, Tel Aviv University   Matthew Gabel, Washington University in St. Louis (with Jeff Ziegler)  (Abstract)     Automating the Complaw Database:  Exploring the limits and possibilities of replacing human coders     Comments: Bernard Black, Northwestern University   Gunnar Grendstad, University of Bergen  (Abstract, Full Paper)     Interrupted paper trails. Analyzing decision making on the Norwegian Supreme Court Comments: Kate Litvak, Northwestern University 20:00 Dinner             Monday, December 17, 2018     9:00-10:45 Coalition Formation in Supreme Courts   Chair: Gideon Parchomovsky, Hebrew University of Jerusalem   Chris Hanretty, Royal Holloway, University of London (Abstract)     Panel formation on the UK Supreme Court Comments: Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem   Yen-Tu Su, Academia Sinica & Chien-chieh Lin, Academia Sinica  (Abstract, Full Paper)     Are Taiwan Constitutional Court Justices Political? Comments: Adi Leibovitch, Hebrew University of Jerusalem   Nuno Garoupa, George Mason University (with Alejandro Chehtman, Sofia Amaral-Garcia & Sergio Muro) (Full Paper)     Dissent in the Supreme Court of Argentina Comments: Udi Sommer, Tel Aviv University     10:45-11:00 Coffee break     11:00-12:45 Supreme Courts versus Governments   Chair: Nancy Staudt, Washington University in St. Louis   Andrew Green, University of Toronto & Benjamin Alarie, University of Toronto  (Abstract)     Judging the Government: Evidence from the Supreme Court of Canada Comments: Rivka Weill, IDC Herzliya   Eyal Zamir, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (with Leon Yehuda Anidjar & Ori Katz)  (Abstract, Full Paper)     Enforced Performance in Common-Law versus Civil-Law Systems: An Empirical Study of a Legal Transformation Comments: Tamar Kricheli Katz, Tel Aviv University   Talya Steiner, The Israel Democracy Institute (with Mordechai Kremnitzer and Andej Lang)      Proportionality in Theory and in Action: A Multi-National Analysis Comments: Netta Barak-Corren, Hebrew University of Jerusalem       12:45-14:00 Lunch       14:00-15:45 Judges as Humans   Chair: David Levi-Faur, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Lee Epstein, Washington University in St. Louis (with James E. Daily & Kevin Quinn)  (Abstract)     Using Automated Linguistic Analysis to Assess How Justices Age Comments: Shaul Shenhav, Hebrew University of Jerusalem   Gad Barzilai, University of Haifa, Assaf Meydani, The Academic College of Tel – Aviv Yaffo & Maoz Rosental, IDC Herzliya  (Abstract)     The Personalization of Judicial Review: The Cohesiveness of Judicial Nominations and Constitutional Courts Comments: Adam Shinar, IDC Herzliya   Oren Gazal-Ayal, University of Haifa (with Haim Azulai and Itai Hammer)  (Abstract, Full Paper)     Do Judges Obey the Law?                                       Comments: Doron Teichman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem     15:45-17:00 Tour in Mount Scopes Campus (weather permitting)     17:00-18:45 Decision Making in the Israeli Supreme Court Chair: Margit Cohn, Hebrew University of Jerusalem   Michal Alberstein, Bar-Ilan University (with Limor Gabay-Egozi Bryna Bogoch) (Full Paper)     Formalisms of Law: Building Measures to Evaluate the Fluctuating Paths of Legal Rhetoric in Supreme Court Decisions Comments: Ayelet Sela, Bar Ilan University   Menachem Hofnung, Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Ofir Hadad, Hebrew University of Jerusalem  (Abstract, Full Paper)     Legal Framing and Judicial Policy Making: Former Intelligence Collaborators, Present Asylum Seekers at the Israeli High Court of Justice Comments: Ori Aronson, Bar Ilan University   Inbar Levy, Melbourne Law School (with Nadiv Mordechay)  (Abstract)     Costs Rulings and Substantive Judicial Review in the Israeli High Court of Justice Comments: Issi Rosen-Zvi, Tel Aviv University       19:00 Dinner               Supported by the I-Core Program of the Planning and Budgeting Committee and The Israel Science Foundation, grant no. 1821/12, The Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, The Aharon Barak Center for Interdisciplinary Legal Research and the Katia & Hans Guth-Dreyfus Lectureship in Confl­ict Resolution and Law. 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