Judicial Politics and Sentencing Decisions
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We thank Sue Long and the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) for their assistance in compiling and accessing data under our appointments as TRAC Fellows. We also wish to thank John Friedman, three anonymous referees, and numerous seminar participants for helpful comments and suggestions. Molly Bunke and Michael Zhang provided excellent research assistance. All errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.