An earlier post by guest blogger Greg Sisk (St. Thomas, MN) discusses and links to a helpful and important federal judges dataset, Attributes of U.S. Appeal Court Judges, 1801-1994 (compiled by Gary Zuk, Deborah J. Barrow, and Gerard S. Gryski). Greg mentioned that this dataset was recently expanded. A brief description (and link) follows:
"... an update to the Attributes of Lower Court Judges dataset. Gerry Gryski (along with Gary Zuk) made a major expansion to their popular dataset. The updates include two new data files: one contains attribute data for Appeals Court judges serving from 1801-2000, and the other dataset contains attribute data for District Court judges serving from 1789-2000. Both of these datasets are archived at the University of Kentucky's S. Sidney Ulmer Project for Research in Law and Judicial Politics ...."