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Collins, Paul M., Jr., and Lori A. Ringhand. 2013. Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings and Constitutional Change. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Collins, Paul M., Jr. 2008. Friends of the Supreme Court: Interest Groups and Judicial Decision Making. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Eshbaugh-Soha, Matthew, and Paul M. Collins Jr. N.d. "Presidential Rhetoric and Supreme Court Decisions." Presidential Studies Quarterly forthcoming.

Collins, Paul M., Jr., and Lori A. Ringhand. N.d. "The Institutionalization of Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings." Law & Social Inquiry forthcoming.

Collins, Paul M., Jr., and Wendy L. Martinek. 2015. "Judges and Friends: The Influence of Amici Curiae on U.S. Court of Appeals Judges." American Political Research 43(2): 255-282.

Collins, Paul M., Jr., Pamela C. Corley, and Jesse Hamner. 2014. “Me Too? An Investigation of Repetition in U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Curiae Briefs.” Judicature 97(5): 228-234.

Blackstone, Bethany, and Paul M. Collins, Jr. 2014. “Strategy and the Decision to Dissent on the U.S. Courts of Appeals.”Justice System Journal 35(3): 239-256.

Batta, Anna, Paul M. Collins, Jr., Tom Miles, and Lori A. Ringhand. 2012. “Let’s Talk: Judicial Decisions at Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings.” Judicature 96(1): 7-15.

Calvin, Bryan, Paul M. Collins, Jr., and Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha. 2011. “On the Relationship between Public Opinion and Decision Making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals.” Political Research Quarterly 64(4): 736-748.

Corley, Pamela C., Paul M. Collins, Jr., and Bryan Calvin. 2011. “Lower Court Influence on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Content.” Journal of Politics 73(1): 31-44.

Collins, Paul M., Jr. 2011. “Cognitive Dissonance on the U.S. Supreme Court.” Political Research Quarterly 64(2): 362-376.

Collins, Paul M., Jr., and Wendy L. Martinek. 2011. “The Small Group Context: Designated District Court Judges in the U.S. Courts of Appeals.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 8(1): 177-205.

Collins, Paul M., Jr., and Wendy L. Martinek. 2010. “Who Participates as Amici Curiae in the U.S. Courts of Appeals?”Judicature 94(3): 128-136.

Collins, Paul M., Jr., and Wendy L. Martinek. 2010. “Friends of the Circuits: Interest Group Influence on the U.S. Courts of Appeals.” Social Science Quarterly 91(2): 397-414.

Collins, Paul M., Jr., Kenneth L. Manning, and Robert A. Carp. 2010. “Gender, Critical Mass, and Judicial Decision Making.”Law & Policy 32(2): 260-281.

Solowiej, Lisa A., and Paul M. Collins, Jr. 2009. “Counteractive Lobbying in the U.S. Supreme Court.” American Politics Research 37(4): 670-699.

Collins, Paul M., Jr. 2008. “The Consistency of Judicial Choice.” Journal of Politics 70(3): 861-873.

Collins, Paul M., Jr., Daniel A. Norton, Kenneth L. Manning, and Robert A. Carp. 2008. “International Conflicts and Decision Making on the Federal District Courts.” Justice System Journal 29(2): 121-144.

Nicholson, Chris, and Paul M. Collins, Jr. 2008. “The Solicitor General’s Amicus Curiae Strategies in the Supreme Court.”American Politics Research 36(3): 382-415.

Collins, Paul M., Jr. 2008. “Amici Curiae and Dissensus on the U.S. Supreme Court.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies5(1): 143-170.

Collins, Paul M., Jr. 2007. “Towards an Integrated Model of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Federalism Decision Making.”Publius: The Journal of Federalism 37(4): 505-531.

Collins, Paul M., Jr., and Lisa A. Solowiej. 2007. “Interest Group Participation, Competition, and Conflict in the U.S. Supreme Court.” Law & Social Inquiry 32(4): 955-984.

Collins, Paul M., Jr. 2007. “Lobbyists before the U.S. Supreme Court: Investigating the Influence of Amicus Curiae Briefs.”Political Research Quarterly 60(1): 55-70.

Collins, Paul M., Jr. 2004. “Friends of the Court: Examining the Influence of Amicus Curiae Participation in U.S. Supreme Court Litigation.” Law & Society Review 38(4): 807-832.

Collins, Paul M., Jr. 2004. “Variable Voting Behavior on the Supreme Court: A Preliminary Analysis and Research Framework.” Justice System Journal 25(1): 57-74.

 

Law Review Articles

Ringhand, Lori A., and Paul M. Collins, Jr. 2013. “Functioning Just Fine: The Unappreciated Value of the Supreme Court Confirmation Process.” Drake Law Review 61(4): 1025-1048.

Ringhand, Lori A., and Paul M. Collins, Jr. 2011. “May It Please the Senate: An Empirical Analysis of the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings of Supreme Court Nominees, 1939-2009.” American University Law Review 60(3): 589-641.

Flatt, Victor B., and Paul M. Collins, Jr. 2009. “Environmental Enforcement in Dire Straits: There is No Protection for Nothing and No Data for Free.” Notre Dame Law Review 85(1): 55-87.

 

Book Chapters

Perkins, Jared, and Paul M. Collins, Jr. N.d. “Interest Groups and the Judiciary.” In The Oxford Handbook of American Law and the Judiciary, ed. Lee Epstein and Stefanie A. Lindquist. New York, NY: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).

Collins, Paul M., Jr. 2013. “Interest Groups in the Judicial Arena.” In New Directions in Interest Group Politics, ed. Matt Grossmann. New York, NY: Routledge.

Collins, Paul M., Jr. 2012. “Interest Groups and Their Influence on Judicial Policy.” In New Directions in Judicial Politics, ed. Kevin T. McGuire. New York, NY: Routledge. 

 

Other Publications

Collins, Paul M., Jr., and Lori A. Ringhand. 2013. “Introducing The U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Database.”Law & Courts 23(3): 14-16.

Collins, Paul M., Jr. 2012. “The Contributions of Psychology to Law and Courts Research.” Law & Courts 22(3): 6-12.

Collins, Paul M., Jr. 2008. “Transforming the United States Courts of Appeals Databases in Stata.” Law & Courts 18(1): 19-22.

Collins, Paul M., Jr. 2006. “Transforming the Original U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Database: An Alternative Approach for use with Stata.” Law & Courts 16(1): 22-24.