Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Upcoming Projects

Ethics and Accountability on the U.S. Supreme Court: An Analysis of Recusal Practices.  Albany, NY: SUNY Press.  (December 2017)

Judicial Behavior and Policymaking: An Introduction.  New York, NY:  Rowman & Littlefield.  (February 2018)

Books 

Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights: Same-Sex Marriage in the States.  2013.  New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

How Courts Impact Federal Administrative Behavior. 2009. New York, NY: Routledge Press. (Winner, 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in "Professional Studies")

Articles 

"Deciding Not to Decide: The Politics of Recusals on the U.S. Supreme Court."  2014.  Law & Society Review 48 (3): 621-655.


"State Courts and Policy Legitimation: An Experimental Study of the Ability of State Courts to Change Opinion."  2012.  Publius: The Journal of Federalism 42(2): 211-233.


"Comparing Institutional and Policy Explanations for the Adoption of State Constitutional Amendments: The Case of Same-Sex Marriage." 2011. American Politics Research 39: 1097-1126.


"Strategic Instrument Theory and the Use of Non-Authoritative Sources by Federal Judges: Explaining References to Law Review Articles." Justice System Journal. 2010. 31: 291-315.

"Courting Multiple Audiences: The Strategic Selection of Legal Groundings by Judges on the U.S. Courts of Appeals." 2009. Justice System Journal 30: 14-33.

“The Impact of Judicial Opinion Language on the Transmission of Federal Circuit Court Precedents.” 2009. Law & Society Review 43: 127-150.

“Administrative Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court: The Importance of Legal Signals.” 2007. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 4: 625-649.

“The Use of Rhetorical Sources by the U.S. Supreme Court.” 2006. Law & Society Review 40: 817-843.

“Fear of Reversal as an Explanation of Lower Court Compliance.” 2003. With David Klein. Law & Society Review 37 (September): 579-606.


Book Reviews

Review of THE FAILED PROMISE OF ORIGINALISM, by Frank B. Cross.  Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.  Judicature 97 (March-April 2014).

Review of ORAL ARGUMENTS AND COALITION FORMATION ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT: A DELIBERATE DIALOGUE, by Timothy R. Johnson, Ryan C. Black, and Justin Wedeking.  Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2012.  The Journal of Politics 75 (2013).

“Legitimacy, Yes, But at What Cost?”  Review of ELECTING JUDGES: THE SURPRISING EFFECTS OF CAMPAIGNING ON JUDICIAL LEGITIMACY,  by James L. Gibson.  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2012.  Judicature 96 (2013): 209.

Review of ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS AND ADJUDICATION, by Peter Cane.  Oxford and Portland, OR: Hart Publishing, 2009.  The Law & Politics Books Review 20 (2010): 119-121.

Conference Papers

"The Institutional Consequences of Polarizing Rhetoric on the U.S. Supreme Court."  2016.  Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.  Chicago, IL.

"Polarizing Rhetoric and Coalition Building on the Supreme Court:  The Case of the Disrespectful Dissent."  2016.  Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association.  San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“The Policy Consequences of Recusals on the U.S. Supreme Court.”  2015.  Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association.  New Orleans, LA.

"The Impact of Recusals on Public Confidence in the Supreme Court: Lessons from Bush v. Gore."  2014.  Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.  Chicago, IL.

"Why Recusals Don't Matter: Strategic Voting and Split Decision on the United States Supreme Court." 2013.  Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting on the Midwest Political Science Association.  Chicago, IL.

"The Impact of Judicial Elections on Public Trust in Courts: A Multi-Policy Study."  2012.  Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.  Chicago, IL.

"Institutional Constraints on State Court Policy Initiation: The Case of Same-Sex Marriage."  2011.  Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.  Chicago, IL.

"Can State Courts Influence Public Opinion?  The Case of Same-Sex Marriage."  2009.  Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.  Toronto, Canada.

"The Foundations of Public Support for State Court Decisions: An Inter-Institutional Comparison."  2010.  Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.  Washington, DC.

"The Supreme Court and Electoral Accountability: Do Voters Hold the President and Congress Accountable for the Supreme Court?" 2009. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL.

"Do Law Reviews Matter? The Citation of Law Review Articles by Federal Circuit Court Judges." 2008. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Boston, MA.

“Judicial Oversight of the Implementation of Federal Administrative Cases: What Happens When Decisions Come Back after Remands.” 2008. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. New Orleans, LA.

“Agency Nonacquiescence in Federal Immigration Cases: How Judges Influence the Process.” Poster Presented at the Second Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies. New York, NY.

“Legal Goals and the Transmission of Circuit Court Precedents: Lessons from Federal Administrative Decisions.” 2007. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. New Orleans, LA.

“The Limits of Precedent: Agency Nonacquiescence in Federal Immigration Cases.” 2006. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Philadelphia, PA.

“Administrative Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court: A Look inside the Agency.” 2006. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. Atlanta, GA.

“The Influence of Bureaucratic Structure on the Responses of Agencies to the U.S. Courts of Appeals.” 2005. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. New Orleans, LA.

“Agency Responses to the U.S. Courts of Appeals.” 2002. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. Savannah, GA.

“Mere Words? The Supreme Court’s Use of Rhetorical Sources to Encourage Compliance.” 2001. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL.

“Fear of Reversal as an Influence on Lower Court Decision Making.” With David Klein. 2000. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. Atlanta, GA.