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Collins, Rice, Rhodes, and Bailey Win Best Paper Award

Paul Collins, Doug Rice, Jesse Rhodes, and Chris Bailey were the recipients of the 2022 Best Paper Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, for their paper, "The Effect of Judicial Decisions on Issue Salience and Legal Consciousness in the LGBTQ+ Community". Using an original database of LGBTQ+ magazine coverage of court cases from 1998-2004 - a period including major gay rights decisions - Collins, Rice, Rhodes, and Bailey show that the cases affect both the tone of coverage of the judiciary and the amount of coverage granted to particular issues facing the LGBTQ+ community. The paper advances understanding of how court decisions influence understanding of legal issues in the LGBTQ+ community. (Law and Courts, May 2022)

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