THE SUPREME COURT COMPENDIUM (5th ed.)
Published in 2012. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press
Online Edition is here (available through suscription)
Recognized as an "Outstanding Academic Title for 2007," Choice; “Outstanding Academic Reference Book in Political Science, Published over the Past Five Years,” Choice, June 1998; Listed as an Excellent Reference, 1995’s Best Research Tools, (Law), Lingua Franca; Recipient of a “Special Recognition” honor, presented by the Law & Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, 1994; Recipient of an “Outstanding Academic Book Award,” presented by Choice, 1994; Recipient of an “Honorable Mention” award presented by the Association of American Publishers, 1994.
Jeffrey A. Segal
Harold J. Spaeth
Thomas G. Walker
Description (from Congressional Quarterly)
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.
Click here for a data base containg a wealth of information on individuals nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States. Specifically, the database houses 357 variables, falling roughly into five categories: identifiers, background characteristics and personal attributes, nominations, service on the Court, and departures from the bench.
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