Ongoing Research

If an electronic version of a paper is not available here, please email me (contact information on the About page) and I will gladly provide a recent draft.


Joint with Andrew T. Little.
April 2019

Getting Their Way: Bias and Deference to Trial Courts      

Accepted at the American Journal of Political Science
April 2019

Revolving Doors

Joint with Janna King.
April 2019

Revisiting Political Ideology in the U.S. District Courts   

Joint with Ryan Copus.
February 2019

Detecting Inconsistency in Governance      

Joint with Ryan Copus.
July 2018

Getting a Fair Hearing? Bias and Error in the Judicial Hierarchy      

Revise & Resubmit at Journal of Politics
July 2018

Credible Prediction: Machine Learning and the Credibility Revolution   

Forthcoming chapter in Law as Data: Computation and the Future of Legal Analysis (SFI Press)
Joint with Ryan Copus and Hannah Laqueur.
July 2018

The Persistence of Mafias

Joint with Omar García-Ponce.
March 2018

Advice & Consent: Semi-Automated Text Analysis of Judicial Confirmation Hearings

Joint with James Hicks.
June 2016

One Campaign Website, Multiple Constituencies: Ideological Repositioning from Primary to General Election

Joint with Michael Dougal and Tzu-Ping Liu.
May 2016

Endogenous Appeals

December 2015