Attorney Voice and the U.S. Supreme Court

Chen, Daniel L. (2018) Attorney Voice and the U.S. Supreme Court. TSE Working Paper, n. 18-978, Toulouse

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Official URL: http://tse-fr.eu/pub/33155

Abstract

Using data from 1946–2014, we show that audio features of lawyers’ introductory statements improve the performance of the best prediction models of Supreme Court outcomes. We infer voice attributes using a 15-year sample of human-labeled Supreme Court advocate voices. Audio features improved prediction of case outcomes by 1.1 percentage points. Lawyer traits receive approximately half the weight of the most important feature from the models without audio features.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: December 2018
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2018 10:53
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2019 16:03
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:33155
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/28406

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