University of Southern California
Lee Epstein
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Provost Professor of Law and Political Science & Rader Family Trustee Chari in Law
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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-Elena Kagan). 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.

  • For Stata (zipped), click here.
  • For Excel, click here.
  • For the documentation, click here. This is a 143-page .pdf file but we urge you to look it over before using the Database.


All databases and documentation last updated on March 2, 2013. We would be very grateful for any feedback (lepstein@law.usc.edu).

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

Epstein, Lee, Thomas G. Walker, Nancy Staudt, Scott Hendrickson, and Jason Roberts. (2013). "The U.S. Supreme Court Justices Database." March 2. At: http://epstein.usc.edu/research/justicesdata.html.

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