Judicial Politics

Dr. Eric Kasper

A study of the judicial system and judicial policy-making, emphasizing the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal judiciary.

Meet the Professor!

Eric T. Kasper is an assistant professor of political science. He earned his BA degree in political science with a legal studies emphasis from UW-Eau Claire before earning three degrees from UW-Madison: an MA in political science, a PhD in political science, and a JD in law. At UW-Eau Claire he teaches POLS 110 (American National Politics), POLS 311 (Contemporary Political Thought), POLS 338 (Judicial Politics), POLS 403 (U.S. Constitutional Principles ? Powers of Government), and POLS 404 (U.S. Constitutional Principles ? Civil Liberties). Professor Kasper has published several scholarly writings, including journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews. To date, he has also published three books: To Secure the Liberty of the People: James Madison?s Bill of Rights and the Supreme Court?s Interpretation, Don?t Stop Thinking About the Music: The Politics of Songs and Musicians in Presidential Campaigns (with Benjamin Schoening), and Impartial Justice: The Real Supreme Court Cases that Define the Constitutional Right to a Neutral and Detached Decisionmaker. Dr. Kasper lives in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, where he also serves as the city?s municipal judge.