Selected Publications

Forthcoming.  “Restraining the Court: Assessing Accounts of Congressional Attempts to Limit Supreme Court Authority.” with Michael Zilis.  Legislative Studies Quarterly.

Forthcoming. “Measuring Clinics.” with Colleen Shanahan, Anna Carpenter, and Jeff Selbin. Tulane Law Review.

Forthcoming. “Trial and Error: Lawyers and Nonlawyer Advocates.” with Colleen Shanahan and Anna Carpenter.  Law and Social Inquiry.

2016. "Lawyers, Power, and Strategic Expertise" with Anna Carpenter (Tulsa Law)  and Colleen Shanahan (Georgetown Law) Denver Law Review. 93(2): 469-521.
- Featured on Jotwell

2015. “Legal Elites and Public Perceptions of the Supreme Court: Is the Supreme Court a ‘Political’ Institution?” with Brandon Bartels and Chris Johnston. Law and Society Review 49(3): 761-794. 

2014.  "Stepping on Congress: Courts, Congress, and Inter-institutional Politics" with Forrest Maltzman, Charles Shipan, and Michael Zilis. Journal of Law and Courts 2(2): 219-240.

Current Projects
Please do not cite without authors' permission.

Representation in Context: Party Power and Lawyer Expertise (book project) with Anna Carpenter (Tulsa Law) and Colleen Shanahan (Temple Law) 

“The Sledgehammer and the Scalpel: The Supreme Court's Evaluation of the Credibility of Threats to its Authority”, with Michael Zilis (University of Kentucky)

"Blurring Institutional Boundaries: Judges' Perceptions of Threats to Judicial Independence" (under review), with Michael Zilis

"The Conditional Effectiveness of Legislative Threats: How Court-curbing Alters the Behavior of (Some) Supreme Court Justices" (under review), with Michael Zilis

Individual Roots of Institutional Conflict: Origins and Consequences of Congressional Threats to the Supreme Court (book project), with Michael Zilis

"Seeing the Law from All Sides: Judges’ Perspectives on Inter-branch Public Service" 
         -- supported by the Edward M. Kennedy Institute
         -- Featured in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog

"(Dis)Empowerment? The Consequences of Seeking Out Civil Legal Services"
         -- supported by the National Science Foundation

"Hesitation, Protraction, and (Eventual) Cooperation: Legal Services and State-Level Innovation" 


"Can Legal Representation Foster Perceptions of Legitimacy and Fairness in America’s Courts?" 
          -- an essay prepared for the Normative Implications of Empirical Research on Law and Courts Workshop hosted by     
             George Washington University (2013)