A couple of weeks ago David Zaring had an interesting post
about his informal study of the most frequently-cited international law cases.
Thanks to this post by Paul Caron, I recently came across a list of the most frequently-cited Supreme Court cases. One of the top ten most frequently-cited cases is a Supreme Court international case that was rendered in the past twenty-five years. Can you name the case? For the answer continue reading.
According to this article
by Adam Steinman, the answer is Matsushita Elec. Indus. Co. v. Zenith Co.,
475 U.S. 574 (1986). It comes in at number six if you count state and federal court citations, and number three if you count just federal court citations. Can you imagine? An international case among the top three? Here is the complete list of the top ten cases.