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Ann Althouse is the Irma M. and Robert W. Arthur-Bascom Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She graduated from New York University School of Law in 1981, clerked for the Honorable Leonard B. Sand in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and was an associate at the law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell before joining the Wisconsin faculty in 1984. She teaches courses in constitutional law and the jurisdiction of courts and is the author of numerous articles dealing with constitutional law, federalism, and the role of the federal courts. Christopher P. Banks is an associate professor of political science at the University of Akron. He earned his doctorate from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Dayton. His interests include studying the political behavior of the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals, along with understanding the judicial process, the legal profession, and U.S. political thought. Before receiving his doctorate, he was a civil and criminal litigator, and he was active in state and local politics. He is author of Judicial Politics in the D.C. Circuit Court (1999) and coeditor (with John C. Green) and chapter contributor of Superintending Democracy: The Courts and the Political Process (2001). Joyce A. Baugh, professor of political science, joined the faculty at Central Michigan University in 1988. She served as chair of the department from 1995 to 2001. Baugh teaches courses in American government, constitutional law, civil rights and liberties, judicial process, and the civil rights movement. She is coauthor of The Changing Supreme Court: Constitutional Rights and Liberties (1996) and The Real Clarence Thomas: Confirmation Veracity Meets Performance Reality (2000). She is author of the book, Supreme Court Justices in the Post-Bork Era: Confirmation Politics and Judicial Performance (2002). Baugh received her BA from Clemson University and her MA and PhD from Kent State University. 271 List of Contributors Andrew E. Busch is an associate professor of political science at Claremont McKenna College and is an adjunct fellow of the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University. He received his BS in political science and history from the University of Colorado–Boulder and his MA and PhD in government from the University of Virginia. Along with numerous articles and book chapters, he has authored or coauthored six books on American politics, including The Perfect Tie: The True Story of the 2000 Presidential Election (coauthored with James W. Ceaser, 2001). David B. Cohen is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and a fellow of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron. He earned his PhD from the University of South Carolina. His research on executive politics has been published in American Politics Quarterly, Congress and the Presidency, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Southeastern Political Review, and White House Studies. He is coeditor of a book titled American National Security and Civil Liberties in an Era of Terrorism (2004). His primary areas of interest are the American presidency and U.S. homeland security policy and process. Brian J. Gerber is an assistant professor in the division of public administration at West Virginia University. He earned his PhD at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Professor Gerber’s research interests lie in the general area of public policymaking. Specifically, he examines interest group participation in policy processes, the consequences of the design of administrative structures for policy outputs and outcomes, and how and why state governments vary in terms of commitments toward environmental regulation . His dissertation was supported by a National Science Foundation grant, and he is currently in the process of submitting several portions of his dissertation for publication. Other current projects include an examination of citizen evaluations of policy risks and presidential management practices with respect to the federal bureaucracy. He has published, with Paul Teske, an article on state-level regulation in the Political Research Quarterly. Professor Gerber is also a member of the core faculty in the MPA program and advises MPA students in the public policy analysis track. Donald Edward Greco is director of the American studies program at Baylor University. Professor Greco holds a PhD in political science from the University of Illinois–Urbana and a JD degree from Northwestern University School of Law. Professor Greco’s primary research interest concerns the enactment and implementation of electoral systems in the United States, why those systems...


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