Research & Data

Regulating Judicial Elections, forthcoming. Routledge.
Companion website includes full text of Ch. 1, replication data, and supplementary material
Dataverse page with replication datasets 

Justice(s) Denied: A County-Level Analysis of the 2010 Iowa Supreme Court Retention Election.” (With Andrew J. Clopton). 2013. Justice System Journal, 34(3): 321-344. (Replication data)

Canons of Ethics and Accountability in State Supreme Court Election, 1998-2006.” 2009. State Politics and Policy Quarterly, 9(1): 24-55.

Campaigning for State Supreme Court 2006”. 2008. Justice System Journal, 29(2): 166-186.

Getting Attention: The Effect of Legal Mobilization on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Attention to Issues.” 2007. Political Research Quarterly, 60(3): 561. (Replication data)

Online Campaigning in 2006 State Supreme Court Elections.” 2007. Drake Law Review, 55(3): 671-689. 

Canons, Cost and Competition in State Supreme Court Elections.” 2007. Judicature, 91(1):27-35.

"The Effects of Law School on Political Attitudes: Some Evidence from the Class of 2000." (with J.D. Droddy). 2003. Journal of Legal Education, 53: 33-47.

"Courting Constituents: District Elections and Judicial Behavior on the Louisiana Supreme Court." (with James Cauthen). 2003. The Justice System Journal, 24: 265-281.

Other publications

Cuts to Higher Ed Threaten Our Future.” 2017. Des Moines Register, January 25.

Constitution Day 2015: The Voting Rights Act of 1965.” 2016. Universitas, vol. 11.

Lack of Funding Hurts UNI’s Important Role”. 2014. Op-ed in several Iowa newspapers, including Des Moines Register, Cedar Rapids Gazette, and Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.

Effective Pre-law Advising”. 2014. Law and Courts Newsletter, 24(3): 23-24.

“Legal decision making: toward an interdisciplinary understanding.” 2012. Review of Geyh, Charles Gardner. 2011. What’s Law Got To Do With It?: What Judges Do, Why They Do It, and What’s at Stake.  Judicature May/June . 

The Faculty’s Role in Shared Governance in an Administrative Age.” 2013. Universitas, vol. 8.

Review of Stricko-Neubauer, Tara W. 2008. State High Court Judges: Institutional and Environmental Constraint. Law and Politics Book Review, July 12, 2009.