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Book Chapters

"The Modern Clerkship: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Her Law Clerks." In Behind the Bench: Portraits of United States Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices. University Of Virginia Press (forthcoming, Fall/Winter 2011).

"Half-Clerk, Half-Son: Justice Felix Frankfurter and His Law Clerks" (with Beth See Driver). In Behind the Bench: Portraits of United States Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices. University Of Virginia Press (forthcoming, Fall/Winter 2011).

Articles

Social Science Journals

"The Etiology of the Occurrence of En Banc Review in the U.S. Court of Appeals." With Micheal W. Giles, Virginia Hettinger, and Christopher Zorn. American Journal of Political Science 51 (July 2007): 449-463.

"Research Note: Picking Federal Judges: A Note on Policy and Partisan Selection Agendas." With Micheal W. Giles and Virginia Hettinger. Political Research Quarterly 54 (September 2001): 623-641.

History Journals

"Justice Hugo Black and His Law Clerks: Match Making and Match Point." Journal of Supreme Court History (Forthcoming: Spring, 2011).

"The Supreme Court and the Curse of the Gypsy: The Tragic Tale of Clarence Melville York." The Green Bag 2d. Vol. 13, No. 2 (Winter 2010): 173-186.

"The Mystery of Charles Kennedy Poe." Supreme Court Historical Society Quarterly Vol. XXXI, No. 3 (2009): 6-9.

"Isaiah and His Young Disciples: Justice Brandeis and his Law Clerks." Journal of Supreme Court History Vol. 34, No. 1 (2009): 75-97.

"A Justice By Any Other Name: The Case of Louis D. Brandeis." Supreme Court Historical Society Quarterly Vol. XXIX, No. 2 (2008): 8-9.

"William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr. - Breaking the Color Barrier at the United States Supreme Court." Journal of Supreme Court History Vol. 33, No. 3 (2008): 353-370.

"Birth of an Institution: Horace Gray and the Lost Law Clerks." Journal of Supreme Court History Vol. 32, No. 3 (2007): 229-248.

Law Reviews and Legal Journals

"Law Clerk Influence on Supreme Court Decision Making." With Christopher Zorn. DePaul Law Review Vol. 58, No. 1 (2008).

"Inside Judicial Chambers: How Federal District Court Judges Select and Use Their Law Clerks." With Micheal W. Giles and Bridget Tainer-Parkins. Albany Law Review Vol. 71, No. 2 (2008): 623-645.

"Undue Influence? Ideology and Supreme Court Law Clerks." JURIST: Legal News & Research. March 3, 2006.

Opinion Pieces

"Is It Time To Confirm The 'Junior Justices'"? Supreme Court Insider (The National Law Journal). October 11, 2010. With Christopher Zorn.

"Library of Congress, Beware - It's Time for a Confirmation Hearing." Supreme Court Insider (The National Law Journal). July 28, 2010.

"'Junior Justices?' Kagan's Confirmation Hearing Should Shine a Light on the Role of Law Clerks and the Possibility They Improperly Exercise Article III Powers." The National Law Journal. June 21, 2010.

"Hiding Behind The Robes: If Law Clerks Do Not Exercise Undue Influence, Why All the Secrecy?" With Artemus Ward. The National Law Journal. August 10, 2009.