The Supreme Court Database is used in a number of different ways.
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- Salience Measures
Last Modified : April 11, 2011
There are two commonly used measures of the salience of Supreme Court cases: those that appear on the front page of the New York Times (Epstein and Segal, AJPS, 2000) and those that are listed as landmark cases by Congressional Quarterly. This dataset contains these two measures.