"If Obama appoints Scalia’s successor, the Supreme Court will really jump leftward" (The Washington Post)

David Cottrell, a postdoctoral fellow with the Program in Quantitative Social Science, co-authored an article in The Washington Post on the ramifications of the choice of the successor to Justice Antonin Scalia. The nomination of a successor to Scalia may shift politics on the Supreme Court in ways that the Sotomayor and Kagan nominations did not.  Read the full story here.