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Winning Party
Variable Name
partyWinning
Spaeth Name
WIN
Normalizations
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This variable indicates whether the petitioning party (i.e., the plaintiff or the appellant) emerged victorious. The victory the Supreme Court provided the petitioning party may not have been total and complete (e.g., by vacating and remanding the matter rather than an unequivocal reversal), but the disposition is nonetheless a favorable one.

Generally speaking, a favorable disposition is anything other than "affirmed," "denied," or "dismissed." Exceptions, however, occasionally occur. Hence, it is more accurate to use this variable rather than the disposition variables (variables caseDisposition and caseDispositionUnusual) to determine the prevailing party.
 
Values:
0 no favorable disposition for petitioning party apparent
1 petitioning party received a favorable disposition
2 favorable disposition for petitioning party unclear
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