Under the direction of Dr. Miller, the Rose Institute is launching new research on the institutional design and influence of state supreme courts. This project will map state supreme courts on several institutional dimensions, highlighting similarities and differences between them. A primary area of interest is judicial elections. The project will compare procedures for selection and retention of justices, average judicial tenure, and spending on judicial campaigns. The research will also examine trends in state supreme court jurisprudence and the influence of state supreme courts on the development of the law.