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Explore the past and present of America’s highest court in: Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, and Developments, 6th Edition, Available in print and online

September 10, 2015

Washington, DC― How many Americans can name all the current Supreme Court justices? Who has served on the Court since its inception back in 1789? What has changed in America as a direct result of Supreme Court decisions? How many cases does the Supreme Court hear each year? Answering these types of questions and more is the Sixth Edition of the Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, and Developments from CQ Press.

Like previous editions of the resource, this Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive collection of data and relevant information on the U.S. Supreme Court, including historical and statistical information, its institutional development, caseload, decisions, background, nomination, voting, and its impact on America. With over 180 tables and figures, this new edition also adds the full picture of the 2010–2014 terms of the Roberts Court, including its momentous decisions, all organized into these nine chapters:

  • The Supreme Court: An Institutional Perspective
  • The Supreme Court’s Review Process, Caseload, and Cases
  • The Supreme Court’s Opinion, Decision, and Outcome Trends
  • The Justices: Backgrounds, Nominations, and Confirmations
  • The Justices: Post-Confirmation Activities and Departures from the Court
  • The Justices: Oral Arguments, Votes, and Opinions
  • The Supreme Court: Its Political and Legal Environments
  • The Supreme Court and Public Opinion
  • The Impact of the Supreme Court

With updated and refined tables throughout, an online version that allows for data downloads, an introduction both to the book and to each chapter, a thorough index and further readings, Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, and Developments, Sixth Edition will serve as an essential resource for students, professional researchers, and interested citizens at academic, public, and school libraries everywhere.

Lee Epstein is Provost Professor of Law & Political Science and Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law at the University of Southern California. Jeffrey A. Segal is professor of political science at SUNY, Stony Brook. Harold J. Spaeth is professor of political science at Michigan State University. Thomas G. Walker is Goodrich C. White Professor of Political Science at Emory University.


Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, and Developments, Sixth Edition

September 2015                              872 pages                                    $195.00

Cloth ISBN: 978-1-4833-7660-8                                                           eISBN: 978-1-4833-7659-2       


CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE, is a leading publisher of books, reference content, periodicals, and digital products on American government, public policy, and international affairs. Known for its objectivity and breadth and depth of coverage, CQ Press consistently ranks among the top academic and professional publishers for its high-quality content and scholarship. CQ Press was founded with the mission of promoting democracy through education and joined the SAGE family in 2008.


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