Judicial Decisions from the Brazilian Supreme Court

 

If you use this data, please cite:


    Desposato, Scott, Matt Ingram, and Osmar Lannes. 2011. "Judicial Decisions from the Brazilian Supreme Court, 1989-2002". http://swd.ucsd.edu/index.html"


The data come in two files. The first is a wide dataset whose unit of analysis is the judge, and whose columns are numbered judicial decisions. The second is a dataset of decisions, providing details on the item being decided.


Dataset: Judicial Decisions

Dataset: Details on Cases


In addition, there is a brief codebook, available HERE.


A simple ideal space can be constructed by downloading the judicial decision dataset and running any one of a number of dimension-reduction techniques. Code to download the datasets and to estimate judicial ideal points using OPTIM and IDEAL is available below.


Code to estimate judicial ideal points will be posted shortly HERE.