Supreme Court Justices Are Getting 'Grumpier,' Study Finds

Computer analysis of decisions going back to John Jay finds increasing dyspepsia and a "lower grade level" of writing
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

As the Supreme Court heads into its end-of-term heavy season, with gay marriage and Obamacare on the docket, scholars at Dartmouth and the University of Virginia have collaborated on computer-driven research showing that the justices' opinions are growing "more long-winded and grumpier." Here are the key findings.

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