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.
Readers will also find:
• 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 received her PhD from Emory University. She is the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law at Washington University of St. Louis. She is the author of 'Conservatives in Court' (1985) and the co-author of 'The Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, and Developments' (1994); 'Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Institutional Powers and Constraints' (1992);'Constitutional Law for A Changing America: Rights, Liberties and Justice: A Short Course' (1996);'The Choices Justices Make' (1998);'The Supreme Court of the United States: An Introduction' (1993);'The Supreme Court and Legal Change: Abortion and the Death Penalty' (1992);'Public Interest Law Sourcebook: An Annotated Bibliography and Research Guide' (1992) and 'Public Interest Law Groups' (1989), as well as various journal articles and chapters in edited volumes. Epstein serves on the board of multiple Political Science Associations and has been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation, the Center for New Institutional Social Science, the Business, Law, and Economics Center at Washington University, Southern Methodist University, and the Earhart Foundation. Southern Methodist University awarded her the Margareta Deschner Teaching Award in 1988 and the Rotunda Teaching Award in 1988 and 1991. She has also been named Professor of the Year, 2000 by Washington University's Undergraduate Political Science Association; Faculty of the Year, 2000 by the Washington University Student Union and Outstanding Faculty Member, 1999 by Washington University s Women s Panhellenic Association.
Jeffrey A. Segal (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is Political Science Department Chair and SUNY Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook University. He has recently been Senior Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow. He has also been Global Research Fellow at New York University's Hauser Global Law School Program and Fellow of the Law and Social Sciences Program at Northwestern University. He has worked with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the New York State Assembly. Segal is the author of eight books, including SENATE ELECTIONS (1992, with Alan Abramowitz) and ADVICE AND CONSENT: THE POLITICS OF JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS (2005, with Lee Epstein). He teaches undergraduate courses on American Government, Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, and Supreme Court Decision Making. He has received several awards, including Green Bag's award for Exemplary Legal Writing (2008) and an award sponsored by the American Bar Association for innovative teaching and instructional methods (2008). In 2012, Segal was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Thomas G. Walker is the Goodrich C. White Professor of Political Science at Emory University, where he teaches courses in constitutional law and the judicial process. He is the coauthor of A Court Divided (1988), with Deborah Barrow, which won the V. O. Key, Jr. Award for the best book on southern politics, and the Constitutional Law for a Changing America series, with Lee Epstein. He is also author of Eligible for Execution: The Story of the Daryl Atkins Case (2009).
Harold J. Spaeth is a professor of political science at Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. He is author or co-author of sixteen books, including Stare Indecisis: The Alteration of Precedent on the Supreme Court, 1946 1992 with Saul Brenner, The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited with Jeffrey A. Segal, and Majority Rule or Minority Will with Jeffrey A. Segal. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association and served as principal investigator of the United States Supreme Court Judicial Databases.
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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