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Peer-Reviewed Articles

Mass Attitudes toward the U.S. Supreme Court

  1. "Friendship is Rare: The Influence of Off-Bench Friendships on Support for the U.S. Supreme Court," with Jessica A. Schoenherr. Forthcoming. American Politics Research.                                                                                                                                                                              

  2. "Politicized Battles: How Vacancies and Partisanship Influence Support for the Supreme Court," with Elizabeth A. Lane. 2023. American Politics Research 51(1): 23-36. 

    • Research findings described on Vox, May 6, 2022. Available here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                

  3. "No Home Court Advantage: The Trump Impeachment Trial and Attitudes toward the U.S. Supreme Court," with Adam M. Enders.     Research & Politics 8(2).                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

  4. "Affective Polarization and Support for the U.S. Supreme Court," with Adam M. Enders. 2022. Political Research Quarterly 75(2), 409-424.                                                     

  5. "Loyalty over Fairness: Acceptance of Unfair Supreme Court Procedures." 2021. Political Research Quarterly 74(4): 927-940.                                            

  6. "Who Can Impact the US Supreme Court's Legitimacy?" 2020. Justice System Journal 41(1): 22-36.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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

    • 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.  

Polarization and Contemporary Attitudes & Orientations

  1. "The Partisan Contours of Attitudes About Rights and Liberties," with Adam M. EndersPolitical Behavior. Forthcoming.                                        

  2. "Who Supports Political Violence?" with Adam M. EndersPerspectives on Politics 22(2): 427-444.                                                                                   

  3. "Filling in the Gaps: False Memories and Partisan Bias" with Adam M. EndersPolitical Psychology 44(2): 281-299                                                           

  4. "Christian Nationalism and Political Violence: Victimhood, Racial Identity, Conspiracy, and Support for the Capitol Attacks," with David T. Buckley and Adam M. Enders. 2021. Political Behavior 44: 937-960.    

    • Research findings described in The New York Times, May 18, 2022. Available here.                                                                                                                                           

  5. "Place or Partisanship? The Conditional Role of Identities on Candidate Support," with Daniel J. Fudge. 2021. American Politics Research. 49(6).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

  6. "'Why Me?' The Role of Perceived Victimhood in American Politics," with Adam M. Enders. Political Behavior 44: 1583–1609. 

    • Research findings described in The New York Times, April 21, 2021. Available here.

    • Research findings described and interview summarized on Salon, December 19, 2020. Available here.                                                                             

  7. "The Role of Affective Orientations in Promoting Perceived Polarization," with Adam M. EndersPolitical Science and Research Methods 9(3): 615-626.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

  8. "The Differential Effects of Actual and Perceived Polarization," with Adam M. Enders. 2019. Political Behavior 41: 815-839.

    • Research findings described on openDemocracy, July 16, 2020. Available here.                                                      

Political Institutions & Behavior                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

  1. "The Purpose of Senatorial Grandstanding during Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings," with Jessica A. Schoenherr and Elizabeth A. LaneJournal of Law and Courts 8(2): 333-358.                                                                                                                                                                        

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

  3. "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

Popular Media

Authoritarian populist Americans who feel a sense of victimhood and white identity are most likely to support political violence. June 23, 2022. The London School of Economics and Political Science Daily Blog on American Politics and Policy (LSE-APP).

When the Senate plays politics with Supreme Court vacancies this hurts the public’s perceptions of the Court with Elizabeth A Lane. April 21, 2022. The London School of Economics and Political Science Daily Blog on American Politics and Policy (LSE-APP).

New research shows the connection between political victimhood and White support for Trump with Adam M. Enders

The Washington Post/Monkey Cage

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). 

Non-refereed Material

Dimensionality on the Supreme Court. 2023. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 179(1): 214-218.

  • Comment on Michael A. Bailey's paper from the 38th International Seminar on the New Institutional Economics -- Judicial Decision-Making in Stralsund, Germany. 

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. 

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