Announcing partnership with Adam Feldman of Empirical SCOTUS

Announcing partnership with Adam Feldman of Empirical SCOTUSAt SCOTUSblog, we try to provide the public with access to as much comprehensive information about the Supreme Court as we can. Many of our efforts focus on case coverage and commentary, whether through our own reporting and analysis, online symposia of outside contributors or links in our daily round-ups to content available elsewhere on […]

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Announcing partnership with Adam Feldman of Empirical SCOTUS

At SCOTUSblog, we try to provide the public with access to as much comprehensive information about the Supreme Court as we can. Many of our efforts focus on case coverage and commentary, whether through our own reporting and analysis, online symposia of outside contributors or links in our daily round-ups to content available elsewhere on the internet.

In addition to case reporting, we think it’s important to offer readers quantitative data about the court. Statistical analysis opens up a different perspective on the court than can be gained from looking at cases individually. For this reason, we maintain a statistics page about the present term and publish annual stat packs. Publisher Tom Goldstein’s stat packs predate SCOTUSblog and go back to the October 1995 term.

To expand our ability to provide sophisticated empirical analysis of the Supreme Court, we’re partnering with Adam Feldman of the Empirical SCOTUS blog. Over the past two years, Feldman has taken the lead in providing the public with in-depth empirical analysis of contemporary and historical Supreme Court issues. His work ranges from examining Supreme Court attorneys, the justices, and other actors who make the Supreme Court work as an institution to analyzing decisions and oral arguments.

Our partnership will be simple: Feldman will continue blogging at Empirical SCOTUS as before, only now he’ll offer us his work for cross-posting on our site. In his first post, he’ll look at the pace of cert grants, decisions and arguments so far this term.

Feldman has a law degree from U.C. Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law and practiced law as a trial lawyer for three years before starting a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California. He has 11 published or forthcoming articles in law and peer-reviewed journals and is completing a postdoctoral fellowship through Columbia Law School.

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