Ryan C. Black

Michigan State University - Department of Political Science

East Lansing, MI 48824

United States

http://ryancblack.org

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

29

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Scholarly Papers (29)

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 779 (60,811)

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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 677 (72,954)
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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 659 (75,496)

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Supreme Court, Judicial Politics

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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 651 (76,698)
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Briefs, Supreme Court, credibility

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Cognitive Aging and Opinion Writing Among Federal Circuit Court Judges

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Sep 2023
Ryan C. Black, Ryan J. Owens and Patrick C. Wohlfarth
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science and University of Maryland
Downloads 250 (227,605)

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political science, judicial politics, courts of appeals, cognitive aging

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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 200 (281,052)

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

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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 198 (283,656)
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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 183 (304,298)

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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 161 (340,307)

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Supreme Court, oral arguments, decision making

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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 156 (349,458)
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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, Texas A&M University School of Law and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Downloads 139 (383,486)
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Foreign Law; Jurisprudence; Judicial Politics; Empirical Legal Studies

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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 127 (411,344)

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

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Obsessive Over the Possessive on the Supreme Court of the United States: Exploring SCOTUS’/SCOTUS’s Use of Possessive Apostrophes

Black, Ryan C. and Timothy R. Johnson. 2020. “Obsessive Over the Possessive on the Supreme Court of the United States: Exploring SCOTUS'/SCOTUS'S Use of Possessive Apostrophes.” Journal of Appellate Practice and Process.
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 05 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2023
Ryan C. Black and Timothy R. Johnson
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Minnesota
Downloads 123 (421,196)

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Supreme Court, grammar apostrophes

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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 121 (426,451)
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Nomination, circuit court, elevation, strategic behavior

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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
Downloads 117 (437,430)

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Writing, Legal Writing, Assessment, Proficiency, Mastery, Legal Education, Bar Passage, Curriculum Design, 1L, First year law student

16.

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 108 (463,945)
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Solicitor General, law

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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, Texas A&M University School of Law, Michigan State University - Department of Political Science and University of Georgia - Department of Political Science
Downloads 104 (476,847)
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Judicial Politics; Judicial Nominations; Blue Slips; Senate Judiciary Committee; Filibuster

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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 102 (483,234)

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Oral Argument, Supreme Court

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Public Attitudes Towards Oral Arguments

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 04 May 2020
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science and University of Kentucky - Department of Political Science
Downloads 101 (486,472)

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US Supreme Court, oral arguments, public opinion

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The Effects of Lifetime Tenure and Aging in the United States Federal Judiciary

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Sep 2023
Ryan C. Black, Ryan J. Owens and Patrick C. Wohlfarth
Michigan State University - Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science and University of Maryland
Downloads 87 (535,254)

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political science, judicial politics, courts of appeals, cognitive aging, lifetime tenure

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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 80 (563,208)

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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 77 (575,747)
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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
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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 62 (646,511)

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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 61 (651,715)

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circuit courts of appeals, strategic, archival

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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
Downloads 42 (767,717)
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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
Downloads 38 (796,968)
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U.S. Supreme Court, judicial politics, recusal, equally divided courts, evenly divided courts

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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
Downloads 27 (888,085)

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