Ryan J. Owens

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science

Lyons Family Faculty Scholar & Assistant Professor

406 North Hall

1050 Bascom Mall

Madison, WI 53706

United States

http://law.wisc.edu/profiles/rjowens@wisc.edu

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

Estimating the Policy Preferences of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 11 Feb 2017
Ryan C. Black and Ryan J. Owens
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
Downloads 712 (34,375)

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Supreme Court, Gorsuch

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The Role of Emotional Language in Briefs Before the U.S. Supreme Court

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 Dec 2015
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science and Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Downloads 471 (58,922)

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Briefs, Supreme Court, credibility

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Justices and Legal Clarity: Analyzing the Complexity of Supreme Court Opinions

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 24 Oct 2010
Ryan J. Owens and Justin Wedeking
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science and University of Kentucky - Department of Political Science
Downloads 448 (62,644)
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Supreme Court, opinion clarity, opinion complexity, legal rules, legal standards, cognitive complexity, justices, opinion writing, opinion draft, rule of law

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Predicting Drift on Politically Insulated Institutions: A Study of Ideological Drift on the United States Supreme Court

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2011
Ryan J. Owens and Justin Wedeking
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science and University of Kentucky - Department of Political Science
Downloads 176 (168,337)
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Supreme Court nominations, ideological drift

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Estimating the Policy Preferences of United States Courts of Appeals Judges

CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Jul 2009
Ryan J. Owens and Ryan C. Black
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science and Michigan State University - Department of Political Science
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Explaining the Supreme Court’s Shrinking Docket

William and Mary Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 12 Nov 2011
Ryan J. Owens and David A. Simon
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science and Hanken School of Economics
Downloads 115 (237,482)
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Supreme Court Docket

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Agenda Setting in the Supreme Court: The Collision of Policy and Jurisprudence

Journal of Politics, Vol. 71, No. 3, pp. 1062-1075, July 2009
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 11 Mar 2010
Ryan C. Black and Ryan J. Owens
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
Downloads 114 (238,952)
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Elevation Adaptation: How Circuit Court Judges Alter Their Behavior for Promotion to the Supreme Court

7th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Jul 2012
Ryan C. Black and Ryan J. Owens
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
Downloads 85 (290,424)
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Nomination, circuit court, elevation, strategic behavior

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Upending a Global Debate: An Empirical Analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court's Use of Transnational Law to Interpret Domestic Doctrine

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 103, pg. 1, 2014, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-9
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 27 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2017
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 83 (294,627)
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Foreign Law; Jurisprudence; Judicial Politics; Empirical Legal Studies

10.

Solicitor General Influence and Agenda Setting on the United States Supreme Court

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 10 Mar 2010
Ryan C. Black and Ryan J. Owens
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
Downloads 82 (296,818)
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Solicitor General, law

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Join-3 Votes and Supreme Court Agenda Setting

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Mar 2010
Ryan C. Black and Ryan J. Owens
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
Downloads 67 (332,858)
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Consider the Source (and the Message): Supreme Court Justices and Strategic Audits of Lower Court Decisions

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Mar 2010
Ryan C. Black and Ryan J. Owens
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
Downloads 53 (373,451)
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The Separation of Powers and Supreme Court Agenda Setting

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 11 Mar 2010
Ryan J. Owens
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
Downloads 50 (383,263)
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Ideology, Qualifications, and Covert Senate Obstruction of Federal Court Nominations

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-10
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Georgia - Department of Political Science
Downloads 41 (415,049)
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Judicial Politics; Judicial Nominations; Blue Slips; Senate Judiciary Committee; Filibuster

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Assessing Congressional Responses to Growing Presidential Powers: The Case of Recess Appointments

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Mar 2010
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science, University of Kansas, University of Georgia - Department of Political Science and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
Downloads 38 (426,887)

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Strategic Bargaining on the United States Courts of Appeals

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Mar 2010
Ryan J. Owens and Ryan C. Black
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science and Michigan State University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 32 (451,863)

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circuit courts of appeals, strategic, archival

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Congressional Constraints and Tactical Supreme Court Maneuvers: Calling for the Views of the United States Solicitor General

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Mar 2010
Ryan C. Black and Ryan J. Owens
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
Downloads 31 (456,546)

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An Alternative Perspective on Supreme Court Agenda Setting in a System of Shared Powers

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Mar 2010
Ryan J. Owens
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
Downloads 22 (503,380)
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The Multiple Hazards of Using Concurring Opinions to Estimate Personality Traits of U.S. Supreme Court Justices

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 May 2019
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science, University of Kentucky - Department of Political Science and University of Maryland - College Park
Downloads 7 (592,722)

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Public Mood, Previous Electoral Experience, and Responsiveness Among Federal Circuit Court Judges

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Sep 2018
Ryan J. Owens and Patrick C. Wohlfarth
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science and University of Maryland - College Park
Downloads 6 (599,161)

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Chief Justice Burger and the Bench: How Physically Changing the Shape of the Court's Bench Reduced Interruptions During Oral Argument

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 24 Sep 2018
Ryan C. Black, Timothy R. Johnson and Ryan J. Owens
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
Downloads 3 (620,475)

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The Success of Former Solicitors General in Private Practice: Costly and Unnecessary?

Michigan State Law Review, 2016
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Sep 2018
Ryan C. Black and Ryan J. Owens
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science
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