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Confirmation politics

Judicial behavior

The American presidency

Political communication

Papers and Projects

  • "How You Rate Depends on Who Investigates: Partisan and Other Biases in ABA Ratings of Courts of Appeals Nominees, 1958-2020." Data for PRQ publication here.

  • "Quality in Measurement Matters: Adjusted American Bar Association Ratings and Confirmation Hearing Word Choice." Data for JLC publication here.

  • "Lawyers and Judges Revisited: Why the American Bar Association Rates Federal Judicial Nominees."

  • "Intersectionality and Legal Training's Roles in the ABA Rating Process for the US Courts of Appeals."

  • Federal Judicial Selection Stage Project (with Stephanie D. Kerce, Emory University)


Do They "Know Them When They See Them?": The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary and Qualifications for the Federal Bench


The project explores the role of the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary (SCFJ) in rating the qualifications of nominees to the federal judiciary.

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