The Yale Law Journal

Lawrence Baum


Dictionaries 2.0: Exploring the Gap Between the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals

James J. Brudney & Lawrence Baum

Introduction The remarkable rise in dictionary usage by the Supreme Court since the mid-1980s has been a subject of considerable scholarly and media interest. We published an article in November 2013 that explored the Court’s new dictionary culture in depth from empirical and doctrinal …