NEW: Statistical database on Supreme Court Justices and Nominees

A new database funded by the National Science Foundation’s Law and Social Science Program is now publicly available here. According to the principal investigators and developers, Lee Epstein, Thomas G. Walker, and Nancy Staudt, “[t]his 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-Samuel A. Alito, Jr). Specifically, the Database houses 263 variables, falling roughly into five categories: identifiers, background characteristics and personal attributes, nomination and confirmation, service on the Court, and departures from the bench.” Available in Excel, SPSS, and Stata formats.

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