Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. "Loyalty over Fairness: Acceptance of Unfair Supreme Court Procedures.Political Research Quarterly. Forthcoming.                                            

  2. "The Role of Affective Orientations in Promoting Perceived Polarization," with Adam M. Enders. Political Science and Research Methods. Forthcoming.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

  3. "Who Can Impact the US Supreme Court's Legitimacy?Justice System Journal. Forthcoming. 

  4. "The Electoral Purpose of Senatorial Grandstanding During Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings," with Jessica A. Schoenherr and Elizabeth A. Lane. Journal of Law and Courts. Forthcoming.                                                                                                                                                       

  5. "From Statehouse to Courthouse: Legislative Professionalism and High Court Auditing Behavior," 2019. Social Science Quarterly 101(1): 362-375.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

  6. "The Differential Effects of Actual and Perceived Polarization," with Adam M. Enders. 2019. Political Behavior.                                                                                                                       

  7. "Extra-judicial Actor Induced Change in Supreme Court Legitimacy," 2018. Political Research Quarterly 71(3): 600-613

    • Replication materials 

    • Research findings describe on Vox, October 1, 2018. Available here.                                                                                                                                                                                                          

  8. "Politicized Nominations and Supreme Court Legitimacy in the Polarization Era." 2018. Justice System Journal 39(3): 193-209.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

  9. "A Well Traveled Lot: A Research Note on Judicial Travel by U.S. Supreme Court Justices," with Ryan C. Black and Ryan J. Owens. 2016. Justice System Journal 37(4): 367-384

    • Research findings described on The Hill, September 5, 2019. Available here.

Book Chapter


"The Influence of Politicians on Public Support for the Judiciary" in Jennifer Diascro, Rorie Solberg, and Eric N. Waltenburg, eds., Open Judicial Politics

Non-refereed Material



The State of Political Knowledge in the State of Michigan with Ryan C. Black

Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Michigan Policy Wonk Blog. 

Popular Media

Why an attack on the Supreme Court by Donald Trump could hurt its reputation in the eyes of his supporters. 

The London School of Economics and Political Science Daily Blog on American Politics and Policy (LSE-APP).