A few blurbs of note:
"This fascinating, methodologically-inventive book advances our understanding of key issues in American politics. By systematically probing how Supreme Court Justices are selected, by helping understand the types of Justices, and by tracking ideology and voting patterns, Pathways to the Supreme Court offers important insights both into the Court's actions and standing." --Ira KatznelsonMore information is available here.
There are four routes to the Supreme Court-collateral, diagonal, vertical, and external. That is Garrison Nelson's analytic framework in this work stretching across two centuries of Court history. The book is loaded with fascinating information about where the justices have come from, why, and so what. As always, Nelson is sure-footed and meticulous." --David Mayhew