2013. “On the Ideological Foundations of Supreme Court Legitimacy in the American Public,” with Christopher D. Johnston. American Journal of Political Science 57(1):184-99. [Data and replication] [Supporting Information]
2012. “Political Justice? Perceptions of Politicization and Public Preferences Toward the Supreme Court Appointment Process,” with Christopher D. Johnston. Public Opinion Quarterly 76(1):105-16.
2011. “Politics at the Checkout Line: Explaining Political Consumerism in the U.S,” with Benjamin J. Newman. Political Research Quarterly 64(4):803-17.
2011. “The Dynamic Properties of Individual-Level Party Identification in the United States,” with Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Corwin D. Smidt, and Renee M. Smith. Electoral Studies 30(1):210-22.
2011. “Choices in Context: How Case-Level Factors Shape the Magnitude of Ideological Voting on the U.S. Supreme Court.” American Politics Research 39(1):142-75.
2010. "Sensationalism and Sobriety: Differential Media Exposure and Attitudes Toward American Courts," with Christopher D. Johnston. Public Opinion Quarterly 74(2):260-85.
2009. "The Constraining Capacity of Legal Doctrine on the U.S. Supreme Court." American Political Science Review 103(3):474-95.
2009. "Explaining Processes of Institutional Opinion Leadership," with Diana C. Mutz. Journal of Politics 71(1):249-61. (Web Appendix)
2008. "Sounding the Fire Alarm: The Role of Interest Groups in the Lower Court Confirmation Process," with Nancy Scherer and Amy Steigerwalt. Journal of Politics 70(4):1026-39. (Web Appendix)
2005. "The Incidence and Timing of PAC Contributions to Incumbent U.S. House Members, 1993-94," with Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier and Peter M. Radcliffe. Legislative Studies Quarterly 30(November): 549-79. [Data, replication materials, and the online appendix]
2005. "On Being a Lone Dissenter," with Donald Granberg. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 35:1849-58.
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2005. "Ambivalence Toward American Political Institutions: Sources and
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Papers Under Review and Work in Progress
The Constraining Capacity of Law on the U.S. Supreme Court. Longer-term book project. Supported by NSF grant SES-1123701 ($110,713), September 2011 – August 2013.
The Normative Implications of Empirical Research on Law and Courts, with Chris W. Bonneau. Supported by NSF grant SES-1228306. (We are hosting a workshop at GWU on May 10, 2013. We plan to produce an edited volume).
“On the Impact of the Solicitor General on Supreme Court Decision Making: Distinguishing Influence, Constraint, and Polarization.” Work in progress
“Is Legal Change Revolutionary or Evolutionary? Legal Dynamics on U.S. Supreme Court,” with Andrew O’Geen. Work in progress
“Learning from Forecast Evaluation: The Case of Expert Forecasts of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling.” Work in progress
"Modeling Circuit Effects on the U.S. Courts of Appeals," with Chad Westerland. Work in progress
Public Perceptions of the
“The Influence of Political Predispositions on Supreme Court Legitimacy: An Empirical Test in the Context of the Affordable Care Act Ruling,” with Christopher D. Johnston and D. Sunshine Hillygus.
“Legal Elites and Public Perceptions of the Supreme Court: Is the Supreme Court a ‘Political’ Institution?” with Christopher D. Johnston. Work in progress
Political Behavior and Public Opinion
"How Firm a Foundation? Dynamics in Partisanship Over the Campaign," with Corwin D. Smidt and Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier. In preparation for journal submission
“Citizen Perceptions of Tax Expenditures and Their Costs: Evidence From a Survey Experiment,” with Jake Haselswerdt. Work in progress
“Beyond ‘Fixed versus Random Effects’: A Framework for Improving Substantive and Statistical Analysis of Panel, TSCS, and Multilevel Data.” (Appendix) Note: I have created a Stata .ado file for performing data transformations described in the paper. See the Appendix for details on downloading the program. In preparation for journal submission