Ryan C. Black

Michigan State University - Department of Political Science

East Lansing, MI 48824

United States

http://ryancblack.org

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Scholarly Papers (26)

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 (34,225)

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Supreme Court, Gorsuch

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Do Justices Tip Their Hands with Questions at Oral Argument in the U.S. Supreme Court?

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, Vol. 29, 2009
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 21 May 2009
University of Minnesota, Michigan State University - Department of Political Science, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 579 (45,155)
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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 470 (58,816)

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Briefs, Supreme Court, credibility

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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
Downloads 152 (190,177)

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The Depreciation of Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court

CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Jun 2009
Ryan C. Black and James F. Spriggs II
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science
Downloads 143 (199,890)

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U.S. Supreme Court, precedent, stare decisis, network analysis, legal citations

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Jekyll and Hyde Questions from the Bench: Does the Emotional Nature of Supreme Court Justices' Questions Affect their Votes on the Merits?

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 May 2009
Sarah Treul, Ryan C. Black and Timothy R. Johnson
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Minnesota
Downloads 131 (214,506)

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Supreme Court, oral arguments, decision making

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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 (238,052)
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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 (289,320)
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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 (293,516)
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Foreign Law; Jurisprudence; Judicial Politics; Empirical Legal Studies

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Designing Success: Motivating and Measuring Successful 1L Student Engagement in an Optional, Proficiency-Based Program Teaching Grammar and Punctuation

Legal Writing: Journal of the Legal Writing Institute (21), 2016
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 25 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2016
Jeremy Francis, Daphne O'Regan and Ryan C. Black
Michigan State University - College of Law, Michigan State University - College of Law and Michigan State University - Department of Political Science
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Writing, Legal Writing, Assessment, Proficiency, Mastery, Legal Education, Bar Passage, Curriculum Design, 1L, First year law student

11.

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 (295,675)
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Solicitor General, law

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The Usage of Emotional Language in Snyder v. Phelps

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 19 Oct 2010
Ryan C. Black and Timothy R. Johnson
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Minnesota
Downloads 80 (300,000)

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Oral Argument, Supreme Court

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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 (331,570)
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Oral Arguments and the Process of Coalition Formation on the U.S. Supreme Court

CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Aug 2009
Timothy R. Johnson, Ryan C. Black and Justin Wedeking
University of Minnesota, Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Kentucky - Department of Political Science
Downloads 55 (365,807)

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coalition formation, decision making, oral argument, Blackmun, Supreme Court, archival data

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The Policy Consequences of Term Limits on the U.S. Supreme Court

Ohio North University Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2016
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Feb 2017
Ryan C. Black and Amanda Clare Bryan
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Political Science
Downloads 53 (372,028)

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Supreme Court, Judicial Politics

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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 (372,028)
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Can Justices Predict Case Outcomes at Oral Arguments?

APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2010
Timothy R. Johnson, Ryan C. Black and Justin Wedeking
University of Minnesota, Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Kentucky - Department of Political Science
Downloads 44 (402,419)

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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 (413,383)
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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 (425,134)

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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 (449,998)

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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 (454,617)

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The Policy Consequences of Allowing Retired Justices to Serve on the U.S. Supreme Court

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Sep 2011
Ryan C. Black and Amanda Clare Bryan
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Political Science
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U.S. Supreme Court, judicial politics, recusal, equally divided courts, evenly divided courts

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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
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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
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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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The Citation and Depreciation of U.S. Supreme Court Precedent

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 325-358, 2013
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2013
Ryan C. Black and James F. Spriggs II
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science
Downloads 2 (626,923)
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