Research

Publications

Hazelton, Morgan L. W., Rachael K. Hinkle, and Michael J. Nelson. The Elevator Effect: Contact and Collegiality in the American Judiciary. In production with Oxford University Press.

Hinkle, Rachael K., Morgan L. W. Hazelton, and Michael J. Nelson. May 16, 2017. ``Getting to Know You - The Unifying Effects of Membership Stability.'' SCOTUSBlog.

Hazelton, Morgan L.W. and Rachael K. Hinkle. Persuading the Supreme Court: The Significance of Briefs in Judicial Decision Making. Kansas University Press.

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"What influences the Supreme Court? Here’s what we learned." Oct. 2, 2022. The Washington Post - The Monkey Cage.

Hazelton, Morgan L. W., Rachael K. Hinkle, and Michael J. Nelson. 2021. "How Interpersonal Contact Affects Appellate Review.'' Journal of Politics 84(1).

Hazelton, Morgan L. W. 2021. “Judicial Impact and Factual Allegations: How the Supreme Court Changed Civil Procedure through the Plausibility Standard” (formerly “Quit Your Complaining? Considering the Impact of Supreme Court Decisions on Strategic Litigants”). Journal of Law and Courts 9(1).

Hinkle, Rachael K., Michael J. Nelson, and Morgan L. W. Hazelton. 2020. ``Deferring, Deliberating, or Dodging Review: Explaining Counterjudge Success in the U.S. Courts of Appeals.'' Journal of Law and Courts 8(2).

Hazelton, Morgan L. W., Rachael K. Hinkle, and James F. Spriggs. 2019. ``The Influence of Unique Information in Briefs on Supreme Court Decision-making.'' Justice System Journal 40(2).

Hazelton, Morgan L. W., Kristin E. Hickman, and Emerson H. Tiller. 2018. ``Panel Effects in Administrative Law: A Study of Rules, Standards and Judicial Whistleblowing.'' Southern Methodist University Law Review 71(2).

Hazelton, Morgan L.W., Rachael K. Hinkle, and James F Spriggs, II. 2017. "The Long and the Short of It: The Influence of Briefs on Outcomes in the Roberts Court.'" Washington University Journal of Law and Politics 57.

Hazelton, Morgan L. W., Rachael K. Hinkle, and Jee Seon Jeon. 2016. "Sound the Alarm? Judicial Decisions Regarding Publication and Dissent." American Politics Research 44(4).

“How One Circuit Court Judge Can Stop a Higher Court from Establishing a Legal Precedent.” July 6, 2016. London School of Economics United States Politics and Policy Blog.

Hazelton, Morgan L. W., Jacob M. Montgomery, and Brendan Nyhan. 2016. “Estimating the Effect of Contributions on Judicial Decision-Making: Evidence from the North Carolina Supreme Court.” American Politics Research 44(4).

Ordway, Denise-Marie. January 17, 2017. ``Judges: How election financing affects judicial behavior.'' Harvard Kennedy School - Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy Journalist's Resource.

Drutman, Lee. Sept. 16, 2015. "Public financing of judicial elections worked. Too bad North Carolina ditched the system." Vox.

Martin, Andrew D., and Morgan L. W. Hazelton. 2012. "What Political Science Can Contribute to the Study of Law." Review of Law & Economics 8(2).

Hazelton, Morgan L. W., Rachael K. Hinkle, and Andrew D. Martin. 2010. "On Replication and the Study of the Louisiana Supreme Court," in Palmer, Vernon V. “The Recusal of American Judges in the Post-Caperton Era: An Empirical Assessment of the Risk of Actual Bias in Decisions Involving Campaign Contributors.” Global Jurist 10(3).

Selected Works in Progress

Hazelton, Morgan L.W., "Seeing the Supreme Court as a Whole Institution: Law and Social Science. Saint Louis University Law Journal.

Hazelton, Morgan L. W., “Strategy and Supreme Court Decision Announcements.”

Windett, Jason, Jeffrey J. Harden, Morgan L.W. Hazelton, and Matthew E.K. Hall. Oct. 22, 2020. ``Amy Coney Barrett is Conservative. New Data Shows Us How Conservative.'' The Washington Post - The Monkey Cage.

Hazelton, Morgan L. W., Chryl N. Laird, and Molly J. W. Wilson. ``The Effect of Argumentation on Attitudes.''

Hazelton, Morgan L. W., and Adam S. Myers. “Another Seat at the Table? The Determinants of Congressional Authorizations for Federal District Judgeships.”