Paul M. Collins

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Department of Political Science

Director of Legal Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science

Thompson Hall

Amherst, MA 01003

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (8)

1.

The Influence of Amicus Curiae Briefs on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Content

APSA 2013 Annual Meeting Paper, American Political Science Association 2013 Annual Meeting
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 08 Aug 2013
Pamela Corley, Paul M. Collins Jr. and Jesse Hamner
Southern Methodist University (SMU), University of Massachusetts Amherst - Department of Political Science and University of North Texas
Downloads 535 (27,341)
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May it Please the Senate: An Empirical Analysis of the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings of Supreme Court Nominees, 1939-2009

UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-12
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 25 Jun 2010
Lori A. Ringhand and Paul M. Collins Jr.
University of Georgia School of Law and University of Massachusetts Amherst - Department of Political Science
Downloads 484 (45,166)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Judicial nominations, Senate confirmations

3.

Environmental Enforcement in Dire Straits - 'There is No Protection for Nothing and No Data for Free'

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 2, 2009, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1424214
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Jun 2009
Victor Byers Flatt and Paul M. Collins Jr.
University of Houston Law Center and University of Massachusetts Amherst - Department of Political Science
Downloads 113 (181,615)

Abstract:

environment, enforcement, environmental enforcement, deterent based enforcement, cooperative based enforcement, environmental administration, environmental agency funding, agency funding, EPA, state environmental agencies

4.

The Small Group Context: Designated District Court Judges in the United States Courts of Appeals

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 17 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2008
Paul M. Collins Jr. and Wendy L. Martinek
University of Massachusetts Amherst - Department of Political Science and State University of New York (SUNY) - Department of Political Science
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5.

Going Public on Supreme Court Decisions

APSA 2013 Annual Meeting Paper, American Political Science Association 2013 Annual Meeting
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Aug 2013
Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha and Paul M. Collins Jr.
University of North Texas and University of Massachusetts Amherst - Department of Political Science
Downloads 28 (376,865)

Abstract:

Presidency, Supreme Court, Going Public

6.

Functioning Just Fine: The Unappreciated Value of the Supreme Court Confirmation Process

Drake Law Review, Vol. 61, 2013, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-28
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Dec 2013
Lori A. Ringhand and Paul M. Collins Jr.
University of Georgia School of Law and University of Massachusetts Amherst - Department of Political Science
Downloads 17 (404,854)

Abstract:

Supreme Court, constitutional law, confirmation, Senate, nomination, nominees

7.

Targeting the Court with Presidential Appeals

APSA 2014 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Aug 2014
Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha and Paul M. Collins Jr.
University of North Texas and University of Massachusetts Amherst - Department of Political Science
Downloads 6 (510,982)

Abstract:

president, courts, tone, rhetoric, going public

8.

The Institutionalization of Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

41 Law & Social Inquiry 126 (2016)., UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-09
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2016
Paul M. Collins Jr. and Lori A. Ringhand
University of Massachusetts Amherst - Department of Political Science and University of Georgia School of Law
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Abstract:

Supreme Court, confirmation, Senate Judiciary Committee, testimony, judicial decisions, empirical study, hearings