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With a Supreme-Court-nominee recently announced and a contentious approval process looming, a BYU political science professor is raising questions about some of the problems associated with the nomination process. 

A new BYU statistical analysis provides empirical evidence that when Supreme Court Justices are writing a minority (losing) opinion, they subconsciously adopt a more assertive writing style to try to demonstrate how their argument is superior to their counterparts.

The explanation for a Supreme Court justice’s motivations in one of the most mysterious and important decisions in U.S. history has been hiding deep in the vaults of BYU’s Special Collections. It’s been tucked away for decades, but no one knew it until now.

A group of BYU law students helped prepare the first known amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court solely by a BYU entity.

Prominent journalists Adam Liptak, Lyle Denniston, Dahlia Lithwick and Tony Mauro recently talked about covering the Supreme Court and offered up some criticisms of the court during a panel Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at the BYU Law Review Symposium.

BYU Communications professor Ed Carter and then-BYU graduate student James Phillips found that “liberal” Supreme Court Justices tend to ask more questions and do less talking when interacting with female attorneys while “conservative” Justices tend to do just the opposite with women lawyers.