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CALCULATE IDEAL POINTS OF FEDERAL JUDGES


About this Program: The program implements the GHP methodology for locating ideal points of federal judges in policy space. Using DWNOM and Common Space Scores (for 75-111th Congresses) downloaded from voteview.com (dated 15 Feb. 2010). Calculation requires two pieces of information: (1) the Nominating President, and (2) the State of the Nominee. Make your selections below and Submit to calculate a judge's ideal point. Note: Ideal point measurements for some Presidents, like Hoover, are not currently available and ideal point measures of such appointments should be interpreted accordingly.

(1) Who Was Nominating President?

(2) What State is Nominee From?
    
Showing: a Judge Nominated by OBAMA in Term 111 from State 64

Using cssDWNOM
PresidentOBAMADEM-0.314-0.202
PresidentOBAMADEM-0.319-0.309
SenatorBAUCUSDEM-0.2260.078
SenatorTESTERDEM-0.2670.611

Judge's Ideal Point is -0.2465, 0.3445 (based on Senator(s) in President's Party)


Showing: a Judge Nominated by OBAMA in Term 111 from State 64

Using commonSpaceScores
PresidentOBAMADEM-0.322-0.33
SenatorBAUCUSDEM-0.2130.235
SenatorTESTERDEM-0.2080.177

Judge's Ideal Point is -0.2105, 0.206 (based on Senator(s) in President's Party)
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