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Law Professors Have Created an Algorithm to Predict Supreme Court Cases

Predicting court cases can be difficult, but a professor at the South Texas College of Law says he and his colleagues have built a model that’s pretty close. Josh Blackman says they’ve created an algorithm that correctly predicts many of the cases decided by the Supreme Court since 1953. But how accurate is it?

Predicting court cases can be difficult, but a professor at the South Texas College of Law says he and his colleagues have built a model that’s pretty close.

Josh Blackman says they’ve created an algorithm that correctly predicts many of the cases decided by the Supreme Court since 1953. But how accurate is it?

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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