This study collected information on the judges serving on
American state supreme courts and the United States Supreme Court in
1955. Background data were obtained from standard biographical
sources, and judicial decision measures were derived from court
records. The variables assessed party identification, organizational
affiliations, judicial decision scores in over a dozen separate areas,
and the career history of judges.
Nagel, Stuart S. Judicial Characteristics and Judicial Decision-Making Study, 1955. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07084.v1