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THE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES DATABASE
Funded by the National Science Foundation, Law and Social Science Program, #0241369

Lee Epstein, Principal Investigator
Thomas G. Walker, Principal Investigator
Nancy Staudt, Co-Principal Investigator
Scott Hendrickson
Jason Roberts

This is a multi-user, public database containing a wealth of information on individuals nominated (whether confirmed or not) to the U.S. Supreme Court (John Jay-Neil M. Gorsuch). Specifically, the Database houses 266 variables, falling roughly into five categories: identifiers, background characteristics and personal attributes, nomination and confirmation, service on the Court, and departures from the bench.

  • CSV (Comma Delimited Text), click here
  • DTA (Stata), click here
  • POR (SPSS Portable File), click here
  • RDATA (R Data format), click here
  • XLSX (Microsoft Excel Worksheet), click here.
  • XPT (SAS Transport File, click here.

Documentation. Click here. This is a 144-page .pdf file but we urge you to look it over before using the Database.

Citing the Database. If you use this Database, please cite it as:

Epstein, Lee, Thomas G. Walker, Nancy Staudt, Scott Hendrickson, and Jason Roberts. (2017). "The U.S. Supreme Court Justices Database." July 3. At: http://epstein.wustl.edu/research/justicesdata.html.

All databases and documentation last updated on July 3, 2017. 2016 Term update coming in August 2017.

We would be very grateful for any feedback.