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Jeffrey A. Segal Stony Brook University, USA

Jeffrey A. Segal is SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at Stony Brook University. He is coauthor of eight books, including Advice and Consent: The Politics of Judicial Appointments (2005), with Lee Epstein; The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited, with Harold J. Spaeth (2002), the original edition of which won the 2005 Wadsworth Award for a book that has made a lasting influence on the field of law and courts; and Majority Rule or Minority Will: Adherenceto Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court (1999), also with Harold J. Spaeth, which won the C. Herman Pritchett Award for best book on law and courts. He was a 2011–2012 Guggenheim Foundation grant winner and spent that year as a senior research fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University.