The physics of magnets can model how Supreme Court judges vote

Empirical Zeal

In the end, it was a close 5:4 vote. The Supreme Court of the USA has ruled this week that limiting marriage to heterosexuals is unconstitutional. Here’s an unusual take on the matter: The voting behaviour of the nine justices can be modelled by comparing them to magnets. Yes, magnets.

From Weekly Filet #118, in June 2013. More on: #

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