Professor John Kastellec and Princeton PhD Tom Clark , now Associate Professor at Emory University, evaluate how the Supreme Court learns from conflict in the lower courts to evaluate new legal issues in the new issue of the Journal of Politics. See "The Supreme Court and Percolation in the Lower Courts: An Optimal Stopping Model."
Politics undergraduate student Kristen Kruger has been named a recipient of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs 2014 cohort of the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI).
Established in 2006, SINSI is designed to encourage, support and prepare the nation’s top students to pursue careers in the U.S. federal government, in both international and domestic agencies. The goal of the highly competitive scholarship program is to provide the rigorous a
John Kastellec, Politics assistant professor, has a new article in the American Journal of Political Science entitled Racial Diversity and Judicial Influence on Appellate Courts.
"This article evaluates the substantive consequences of judicial diversity on the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Due to the small percentage of racial minorities on the federal bench, the key question in evaluating these consequences is not whether minority judges vote differently from nonminority judges, but wheth
Professor G. John Ikenberry, Stephen G. Brooks, and William C. Wohlforth present the case for the United States to continue its strategy of global engagement in the January/February 2013 issue of Foreign Affairs.