|About this Program:|
This program implements the Giles, Hettinger, Peppers (GHP) method of estimating ideal points of federal judges in policy space. Using DWNOM and Common Space Scores (for 75-111th Congresses) downloaded from voteview.com (dated 15 Feb. 2010).
To use this tool, you need to provide two pieces of information: (1) the Nominating President, and (2) the State of the Nominee. Make your selections below and Submit to calculate a judge's ideal point. Note: Ideal point measurements for some Presidents, like Hoover, are not currently available and ideal point measures of such appointments should be interpreted accordingly.