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A commonly-held view of Supreme Court decision-making is that the median justice on the Court controls the content of opinions. This view rests on an application of median voter theorem -typically applied to legislative decision-making or party positioning -in the judicial context. We argue that the judicial context often involves decision problems that differ from these more familiar applications of median voter theory in ways that make a straightforward application of the median voter theoremdoi:10.2139/ssrn.998718 fatcat:rtbgzkhtq5exjkehebmggltwle