University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
I am a Ph.D. candidate specializing in judicial politics with emphasis on judicial decision making at the Supreme Court. Utilizing the Blackmun Papers archives, my research focuses on the influence of political actors on the Court's decision making at cert. I seek to determine what groups and individuals provide the information justices need from the vast amount of information the justices have. My research interests also extend beyond judicial decision making, encompassing judicial legitimacy and the ways in which the legitimacy of state courts are influenced by institutional context and citizen perceptions. Please take a look around my website and do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions.