Kenneth L. Manning

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Kenneth L. Manning
Professor of Political Science

Ph.D. University of Houston

Professor Manning's research focuses upon American politics broadly, with a particular emphasis upon judicial politics. He is co-author of the books Judicial Process in America, The Federal Courts, and The State Courts (all published by CQ Press).  Manning has authored or co-authored numerous articles on judicial politics, including "Taking It to the Next Level: The Elevation of District Court Judges (American Journal of Political Science), "Does Age Matter? Judicial Decision Making in Age Discrimination Cases" (Social Science Quarterly), "The Decision-Making Behavior of George W. Bush's Judicial Appointees" (Judicature), "International Conflicts and Decision Making on the Federal Distrct Courts" (Justice System Journal), "The Gender Influence on U.S. District Court Decisions: Updating the Traditional Judge Attribute Model" (Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy), "Judicial Attributes and Sentencing-Deviation Cases" (Justice System Journal), and The Obama Judges: A Midterm Assessment  (Judicature).  He presented an APSA 2005 paper Ideology of John Roberts, a review of the ideology of Chief Justice John Roberts.  Along with Robert A. Carp, Manning is co-investigator of a database on federal district court decision-making.

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