In appellate adjudication, decisions are rendered by a multimember court as a collective entity, not by individual judges. Yet legal scholars have only just begun to explore the formal and informal processes by which individual votes are transformed into a collective judgment. In particular, they have paid insufficient attention to the ways in which the vote of each individual judge is influenced by the views of her colleagues on a multimember court.
Caminker, Evan H. "Strategic Voting on Multimember Courts." Law Quad. Notes 43, no. 2 (2000): 60-73. (Adapted from an essay originally published as "Sincere and Strategic Voting Norms on Multimember Courts." Mich. L. Rev. 97, no. 8 (1999): 2297-380.)