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Federal Judges

If you have any issues accessing the New York Times articles linked to in this section, please select the LexisNexis Academic Universe database and simply copy and paste the title in the Lexis search bar to locate the NYT article. 

General Resources

On this LibGuide, you'll find information on members of Congress that will assist you with your judicial nomination hearing simulation including:

• Biographical information
• Committee membership
• Key votes & voting records
• Public statements
• Interest group ratings from select groups

The resources listed in this box will include most of the aforementioned information. Please refer to other sections for more specific resources.

Politics in America
JK1010 .P64 | Latest volume at Ekstrom Reference desk

The Almanac of American Politics
JK1012 .A44 | Latest volume at Ekstrom Reference desk

Congressional Staff Directory
JK1012 .C65 | Latest volume at Ekstrom Reference desk

National Journal
x JK1 .N28 | also available online at
Information compiled from government resources like THOMAS in an easy-to-use, interactive format. 

Interest Groups

While most resources in General Resources identify interest group ratings, you can also search the websites of interest groups to find their ratings of individual members of Congress. Refer to Project Vote Smart under "General Resources" for Interest Group Ratings by Congress member. Here are examples of specific interest groups and their ratings for each member of Congress:

Historical Election Results

Election Returns

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