Political Scientists Available to Discuss the Supreme Court and End-of-Term Decisions

Jun 24, 2013, 10:27 ET from American Political Science Association

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the American Political Science Association:

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Political scientists are available to speak with reporters about the Supreme Court of the United States and end of-term decisions, including Shelby County v. Holder, Windsor v. United States, Hollingsworth v. Perry, and Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin.  

Jeffrey Segal is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Chair in the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University.  His research focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court and judicial process and behavior.  Dr. Segal is coauthor of The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model (1993) and The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited (2002), among several other books and numerous peer-reviewed articles.  He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012 and was a 2011-12 winner of the Guggenheim Award.  Dr. Segal earned his PhD in political science from Michigan State University in 1983.

Amy Steigerwalt is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate Studies at Georgia State University. Her research focuses on judicial decision making.  She has written three books and published several peer-reviewed articles.  Dr. Steigerwalt's most recent co-authored book is The Puzzle of Unanimity: Consensus on the United States Supreme Court (2013). She was a 2004-05 APSA Congressional Fellow.  Dr. Steigerwalt earned her PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004.

Richard Vining is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on American courts, judicial decision making, judicial nominations and appointments, and media coverage of the courts. Dr. Vining is author and coauthor of numerous peer-reviewed articles on the courts and judicial processes.  Most recently, he is coauthor of a forthcoming article, "An Economic Theory of Supreme Court News."  Dr. Vining earned his PhD in political science from Emory University in 2008.

Additional Supreme Court experts may be found at Political Science in the News.    

Shelby County v. HolderPolitical scientists submitted an amicus brief in Shelby County v. Holder.  For the APSA press release for oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, click here.

Hollingsworth v. Perry and Windsor v. United States: Political scientists submitted amicus briefs in both United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry. For the APSA press release for oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry and Windsor v. United States, click here.

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