Publications

Birth Order, Preferences, and Norms on the U.S. Supreme Court
2015.  Law & Society Review 49:945-972
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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
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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.
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Measuring Policy Content on the U.S. Supreme Court
with Georg Vanberg, Charles E. Smith, Jr. and Gregory A. Caldeira
2009.  Journal of Politics 71:1305-1321.
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Public Schools, Religious Establishments, and the U.S. Supreme Court:
An Examination of Policy Compliance
2009.  American Politics Research 37:50-74.
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Lawyers, Justices, and Issue Salience:
When and How Do Legal Arguments Affect the U.S. Supreme Court
with Andrea McAtee.  2007.  Law & Society Review 41:259-278.
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Are the Justices Serving Too Long?
An Assessment of Tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court
2005.  Judicature 89:8-15.
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The Least Dangerous Branch Revisited:
New Evidence on Supreme Court Responsiveness to Public Preferences
with James A. Stimson.  2004.  Journal of Politics 66:1018-1035.
Winner of 2005 McGraw-Hill Award for Best Journal Article
on Law and Courts written by a Political Scientist
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The Institutionalization of the U.S. Supreme Court
2004.  Political Analysis 12:128-142.
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Lobbyists, Revolving Doors, and the U.S. Supreme Court
2000.  Journal of Law & Politics 16:113-138.
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Explaining Executive Success in the U.S. Supreme Court
1998.  Political Research Quarterly 51:505-26.
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Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Flag
with John A. Clark.  1996.  Political Research Quarterly 49:771-781.
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Issues, Agendas, and Decision Making on the Supreme Court
with Barbara Palmer.  1996.  American Political Science Review 90:853-865.
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Issue Fluidity on the U.S. Supreme Court
with Barbara Palmer.  1995.  American Political Science Review 89:691-702.
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Repeat Players in the Supreme Court:
The Role of Experienced Lawyers in Litigation Success
1995.  Journal of Politics 57:187-196.
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Amici Curiae and Strategies for Gaining Access to the Supreme Court
1994.  Political Research Quarterly 47:821-837.
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Lawyers, Organized Interests, and the Law of Obscenity:
Agenda Setting in the Supreme Court
with Gregory A. Caldeira. 1993.  American Political Science Review 87:746-755.
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Lawyers and the U.S. Supreme Court:
The Washington Community and Legal Elites
1993.  American Journal of Political Science 37:365-390.
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Obscenity, Libertarian Values, and Decision Making in the Supreme Court
1990.  American Politics Quarterly 18:47-67.
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Papers

Biased Information, Supreme Court Precedent,
and Decision Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals
with Georg Vanberg
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Visualizing the U.S. Supreme Court
with William G. Jacoby
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Analyzing Justices and Their Policy Positions Over Time
with Georg Vanberg
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The Impact of Politics on Languge:
The Cold War, Vietnam, Watergate, and American English
with Lee Sigelman
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Targeting the Median Justice:
A Content Analysis of Legal Arguments and Judicial Opinions
with Georg Vanberg and Alixandra Yanus
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Mapping the Policies of the U.S. Supreme Court:
Data, Opinions, and Constitutional Law
with Georg Vanberg
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