Welcome! I am a professor of political science at UC Merced (currently serving as the Interim Vice Provost for Academic Personnel). I have a variety of research interests in American politics, including courts, interest groups, public opinion, and elections. My published articles appear in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Research, Electoral Studies, Journal of Law and Courts, Justice System Journal, Law & Society Review, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, and Presidential Studies Quarterly. I am also coauthor of The Politics of Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court (Princeton University Press) and a creator of the Amici Space Project.