Merrill, Alison Higgins, Nicholas D. Conway, and Joseph Daniel Ura. 2017. ``Confidence and Constraint: Public Opinion, Judicial Independence and the Roberts Court.'' Washington University Journal of Law and Policy. Forthcoming.
Ura, Joseph Daniel and Alison Higgins Merrill. 2017. ``The Supreme Court and Public Opinion.'' In The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior, eds. Lee Epstein and Stefanie A. Lindquist. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Works in Progress:
``Fear, Duty, or Prestige? Why the U.S. Supreme Court Justices Follow Public Opinion.'' (with Matthew E.K. Hall)
"Selecting on the Economy? Economic Issues, Public Opinion and the Supreme Court.''
"Know Thy Neighbor: Ideological Distance and Strategic Decision-Making on the U.S. Supreme Court."
``SCOTUS Interruptus: Speech Patterns and Opinion Authorship of Female U.S. Supreme Court Justices.'' (with Nicholas D. Conway and Morgan E. Winkler)
``Dynamic Issue Attention and Agenda Setting on the U.S. Supreme Court.''
``Competing Public Agency: Public Opinion, Separation of Powers, and Judicial Review." (with Joseph Daniel Ura and Nicholas D. Conway)
``Signals or Noise? The Influence of Judicial Ideology and Public Opinion on Supreme Court Reversals and Affirmances." (with Joseph Daniel Ura) ``Forecasts or Memories? Explaining Gender Differences in Consumer Sentiment.'' (with Paul M. Kellstedt)