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University of Richmond
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American Politics, Judicial Politics, Judicial Behavior, Federal Courts, and Constitutional Law

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2014. The View from the Bench and Chambers: Examining Judicial Process and Decision Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals. University of Virginia Press. (with Donald R. Songer and John Szmer).


N.d. “A Bottom-Up Account of State Supreme Court Opinion Writing.” Justice System Journal (Forthcoming) (with Elisha Carol Savchak).
2016. “Party Capability and the US Courts of Appeals: Understanding Why the “Haves” Win.” The Journal of Law and Courts. 4(1): 65-101 (with John Szmer and Donald R. Songer).
2014. “Do Bills of Rights Matter? An Examination of Court Change, Judicial Ideology and the Support Structure for Rights in Canada.” Osgoode Hall Law Journal 51(1): 297-328. (with Donald R. Songer and Susan W. Johnson).
2010. “An Empirical Analysis of Hierarchy Effects in Judicial Decision Making.” The Journal of Politics. 72 (4): 1212-1221 (with Christopher Zorn).
2009. “Assessing the Applicability of Strategic Theory to Explain Decision Making on the Courts of Appeals.” Political Research Quarterly 62: 393-407 (with Donald R. Songer).


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