The Supreme Court Compendium is the only reference that presents historical and statistical information on every important aspect of the U.S. Supreme Court, including its history; development as an institution; the justices’ backgrounds, nominations, confirmations, and voting trends; and the Court’s relationship with the public and other governmental and judicial bodies. This comprehensive reference includes an institutional overview of the Court’s history, including a chronology of important events from 1787-2006, important congressional legislation relating to the Supreme Court, and Internet sites relating to law and courts. The political and legal environment of the Court is presented, including the success rate of the United States as a party before the Supreme Court, the rates of success of various administrative agencies, and state participation in Court litigation with success rates.
Chapter : The Supreme Court's Opinion, Decision, and Outcome Trends
The Supreme Court's Opinion, Decision, and Outcome Trends
This chapter provides longitudinal data on several aspects of the Court's opinions, decisions, and outcomes. The information contained in these tables deals primarily with the institutional output ...