Robert M. Howard is Professor of political science at Georgia State University. His main research interests are the impact of courts and litigation on social and public policy, and judicial decision making by the Federal Courts. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Judging Law and Policy: Courts and Policymaking in the American Political System and Getting a Poor Return: Courts, Justice and Taxes. Dr. Howard has been the Editor of the Justice System Journal as wells as the Editor of the book series Law, Courts, and Politics.
Kirk A. Randazzo is a professor of political science at the University of South Carolina. His research focuses on judicial behavior in the U.S. under a variety of potential constraints and the effects of judicial independence for emerging democracies, and it has been published in several prestigious journals including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Political Research Quarterly. Additionally, he has published three books, the latest of which is Checking the Courts: Law, Ideology, and Contingent Discretion (co-authored with Richard W. Waterman), published in 2014 by SUNY Press.show more