The Supreme Court Compendium (Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, & Developments)

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The Supreme Court Compendium is the only reference that presents historical and statistical information on every important aspect of the U.S. Supreme Court, including its history, development as an institution, the justices’ backgrounds, nominations and confirmations, and the Court’s relationship with the public and other governmental and judicial bodies.

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• An institutional overview of the Court’s history, including a chronology of important events dating back to 1787

• Detailed background information on all of the justices

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Lee Epstein (PhD, Emory University) is Provost Professor of Law and Political Science and Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law at the University of Southern California. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She is the author, coauthor and/or editor of fifteen books, including The Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, and Developments, Fifth Edition, with Jeffrey A. Segal, Harold J. Spaeth, and Thomas G. Walker; Courts, Judges and Politics, Sixth Edition, with Walter F. Murphy, C. Herman Pritchett, and Jack Knight; The Choices Justices Make with Jack Knight, which won the C. Herman Pritchett Award for the best book on law and courts; and Advice and Consent: The Politics of Judicial Appointments with Jeffrey A. Segal. Her most recent book is The Behavior of Federal Judges with William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner. Jeffrey A. Segal is professor of political science at SUNY, Stony Brook. He received a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model (2002); Majority Rule or Minority Will: Adherence to Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court (1999); and Senate Elections (1992). Harold J. Spaeth is professor of political science at Michigan State University. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. He is the author or coauthor of more than ten books, including The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model (2002); Stare Indecisis: The Alteration of Precedent on the Supreme Court (1995); Studies in U.S. Supreme Court Behavior (1990); Supreme Court Policy Making: Explanation and Prediction (1979); And Supreme Court Decision Making (1976). He is the principal investigator of the United States Supreme Court Judicial Database. Thomas G. Walker (PhD, University of Kentucky) is Goodrich C. White Professor of Political Science at Emory University where he has won several teaching awards for his courses on constitutional law and the judicial process. His book, A Court Divided, written with Deborah J. Barrow, won the prestigious V.O. Key Award for the best book on southern politics. He is the coauthor of The Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, and Developments, Fifth Edition with Lee Epstein, Jeffrey A. Segal, and Harold J. Spaeth; and Eligible for Execution.

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