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 judgement. 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.
Evan H. Caminker,
Strategic Voting on Multimember Courts,
Law Quadrangle (formerly Law Quad Notes)
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