Education: Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook 1998
Editor: Justice System Journal
Research Interests: Courts as institutions and Judicial politics, Public policy, Constitutional Law.
Justice Takes A Recess: Judicial Recess Appointments from George Washington to George W. Bush. (with Scott E. Graves) Rowman & Littlefield, Lexington Books: Lanham, MD ( May 2009, Paperback edition, September 2010)
Getting a Poor Return: Courts, Justice and Taxes. State University of New York Press: Albany, NY (November 2009, Paperback edition, May 2010)
Judging Law and Policy: Courts and Policymaking in the American Political System. (with Amy Steigerwalt) Routledge: New York, NY, forthcoming 2011.
“Ignoring Advice and Consent: Presidential Use of Judicial Recess Appointments” Political Research Quarterly (with Scott Graves) Political Research Quarterly 63(3): 640-653 (2010)
“State Policy Innovation in Perspective: Courts, Legislatures and Educational Finance Reform Taxpayers” (with Christine Roch) Political Research Quarterly 61(2): 333 – 344 (2008)
“Courts, Justice and Governing Coalitions and the Audits of Low-Income Taxpayers” Journal of Theoretical Politics 20(2): 181 – 200 (2008)