Saturday, May 30, 2009
Here are Judge Sotomayor's 50 most important opinions, as judged by the PreCYdent algorithm. (See also pdf version below. Our site is running slow these days because we need another server, so if you just want the list, the pdf is probably quicker.) Our algorithm judges importance in something like the way that Google judges the importance of webpages. For you geeks out there, that means we use a modified Kleinberg algorithm with some special sauces. So it's not just a matter of how often a case is cited, but how important are the cases that do the citing, among many other factors.