Robert A. Carp is professor of political science at the University of Houston. He is coauthor of Policymaking and Politics in the Federal Courts; Politics and Judgment in Federal District Courts; The Federal Courts, Fourth Edition, with Ronald Stidham; and numerous articles.
Kenneth L. Manning is associate professor of politicalscience at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is coeditorof Political Perspectives: Essays on Government and Politics, and his works on the politics of judicial decision-making and federal judicialselection have been published in a variety of journals.
Ronald Stidham is professor of political science/criminal justice at Appalachian State University. He is coauthor with Robert A. Carp of The Federal Courts, Fourth Edition, and has written numerous articles on the federal courts.