POLITICS
08/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sotomayor "Moderately Liberal" Like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Study Finds

Turnover on the Supreme Court has led to increasingly conservative nominees and likely a more conservative court, according to an analysis of nominees' ideological ratings dating back to 1937.

This study measures a nominee's ideology according to the Segal-Cover score, a 0-1 system that uses major newspapers' editorials to gauge perception of a nominee (0 is the most conservative). The graph below expands on Tuesday's analysis of nominees since the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration.

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