The Supreme Court Database

The Supreme Court Database is the definitive source for researchers, students, journalists, and citizens interested in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Designing Supreme Court Term Limits

Simulations of the effects of term limits on the Supreme Court show that extreme ideological imbalance would be reduced over time.

Judicial Elections Data Initiative

A collaborative data collection project in an effort to allow scholars nationwide the opportunity to study the effects of various methods of judicial selection.

Burger Supreme Court Opinions

This database analyzes the opinions of the Supreme Court. Documents from this process during the Burger Court era provide insight into the internal workings of the Court.

European Court of Justice: Rulings Database

This dataset includes information about the rulings by the European Court of Justice from 1960–1997.

Tribal Law Online

Tribal Law Online is an online database of the laws of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, including its treaties, constitutions, selected court decisions, and Law and Order Code.

The Role of State AGs in Improving Prescription Drug Affordability

State attorneys general play a critical role in addressing prescription drug affordability through litigation and other legal tools.

Martin-Quinn Scores

Measuring the relative location of U.S. Supreme Court justices on an ideological continuum allows us to better understand the politics of the high court.

EEOC Litigation Project

Collection and analysis of data about government-initiated employment discrimination lawsuits over 10 years

Scythe Statistical Library

The Scythe Statistical Library is an open source C++ library for statistical computation. It includes a suite of matrix manipulation functions, a suite of pseudo-random number generators, and a suite of numerical optimization routines. Programs written using Scythe are generally much faster than those written in commonly used interpreted languages.

Less Discriminatory Algorithms

Less discriminatory algorithms often exist due to model multiplicity. Entities that use algorithmic systems in traditional civil rights domains like housing, employment, and credit should have a duty to search for and implement less discriminatory algorithms (LDAs).

Supreme Court Forecasting

An interdisciplinary competition to compare the accuracy of different legal experts and political scientists to assess and predict Supreme Court decision-making.

Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse collects and presents documents and information from large-scale civil rights cases across the United States.

Invisible Pension Investments

This study undertakes the task of linking returns filed by sizeable private pension plans and DFEs in 2008.

View past projects here. Some may no longer be in service, however contact CERL for any requests or concerns.