Professor McGuire teaches courses on the U.S. Supreme Court and American constitutional law.  His current research interests include the psychological influences on the justices’ decisions, content analysis of the Court’s written opinions, measuring the ideology of the Court’s case outcomes over time, and compliance with judicial policy.  In addition, he is the editor of the Journal of Law and Courts, the journal of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.

Office Hours, Spring 2018
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30am – 11:00am

Recent publications

“Birth Order, Preferences, and Norms on the U.S. Supreme Court.”  2015.  Law & Society Review 49:945-972.

“The Psychological Origins of a Constitutional Revolution:  The Supreme Court, Birth Order, and Nationalizing the Bill of Rights.”  2013.  Political Research Quarterly 66:441-453.

New Directions in Judicial Judicial Politics, ed.  2012.  New York:  Routledge.

“There Was a Crooked Man(uscript):  A Not-So-Serious Look at the Serious Subject of Plagiarism.”  2010.  PS:  Political Science & Politics 43:107-113.

“Measuring Policy Content on the U.S. Supreme Court.”  2009.  With Georg Vanberg, Charles E. Smith, Jr., and Gregory A. Caldeira.  Journal of Politics 71:1305-1321.

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