Summer Reading: Are Judges Political?
Want to know how Republican appointees and Democratic appointees differ? Want to know how judges vote, depending on whether they're sitting with Republican appointees or Democratic ones? Want to know whether federal courts have been getting more conservative, and whether Bush appointees differ from Reagan appointees?
Are Judges Political?, the first major product of the Chicago Judges Project, is now out in published book form. Two of the authors are recent Chicago grads: Lisa Ellman and Andres Sawacki. A third author is David Schkade. The fourth author is a certain someone (hint: his name rhymes with Bunstein) everyone here warmly knows.
The book itself is up for sale at all the normal places online. For reviews and a summary, click over to the Brookings website. (And, while browsing in the genre, don't forget our pal Adrian Vermeule's new book, Judging Under Uncertainty, which is also newly out this summer.)