Castaneda v. Partida Assignment
February 18th, 2020
Castaneda v. Partida is an important court case in which statistical methods were used as part of a legal argument.
When reviewing this case, the Supreme Court used the phrase “two or three standard deviations” as a criterion for statistical significance. This Supreme Court review has served as the basis for many subsequent applications of statistical methods in legal settings. (The two or three standard deviations referred to by the Court are values of the