Comparative Supreme Court Decision Making Workshop

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

Location: 
Room 503, The Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Mount Scopus Campus, Jerusalem

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

COMPARATIVE SUPREME COURT DECISION MAKING WORKSHOP

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  (AbstractFull 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)  (AbstractFull Paper)

 

 

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)

 

 

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.