October 2016: Hello reader. The list below is outdated and I've been distracted by too many bright and shiny things to take the time to update it. I will. At some point. But, in the interim, please see my CV (click here), which is up-to-date. If you need a copy of something or some data, don't hesitate to drop me a line.

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Books

Black, Ryan C., Timothy R. Johnson, and Justin Wedeking. 2012. Oral Arguments and Coalition Formation on the U.S. Supreme Court: A Deliberate Dialogue. University of Michigan Press.
Black, Ryan C. and Ryan J. Owens. 2012. The Solicitor General and the United States Supreme Court: Executive Branch Influence and Judicial Decisions.” Cambridge University Press.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Black, Ryan C., Ryan J. Owens, and Jennifer L. Williams. N.d. “We Are the World: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Use of Foreign Sources of Law.” British Journal of Political Science.
Black, Ryan C. and Ryan J. Owens. N.d. “Courting the President: How Circuit Court Judges Alter Their Behavior for Promotion to the Supreme Court.”  American Journal of Political Science.
Black, Ryan C. and Amanda C. Bryan. 2014. “Explaining the (Non)Occurrence of Evenly Divided Supreme Courts.”  American Politics Research 42(6): 1077-1095 (November).
Black, Ryan C., Anthony J. Madonna, and Ryan J. Owens. 2014. “Qualifications or Philosophy? The Use of Blue Slips in a Polarized Era.”  Presidential Studies Quarterly 44(2): 290-308 (June).
Black, Ryan C. and Amanda C. Bryan. 2014. “Calling in the Reserves: Judicial Replacements on the U.S. Supreme Court.”  Justice System Journal 35(1): 4-26 (March).
Black, Ryan C. and Christina L. Boyd. 2013. “Selecting the Select Few: The Discuss List and the U.S. Supreme Court's Agenda-Setting Process.” Social Science Quarterly 94(4): 1124-1144 (December).
Black, Ryan C., Rachel A. Schutte, and Timothy R. Johnson. 2013. “Trying to Get What You Want: Heresthetical Maneuvering and U.S. Supreme Court Decision Making.” Political Research Quarterly 66(4): 818-829 (December).
Black, Ryan C., Maron W. Sorenson, and Timothy R. Johnson. 2013. “Towards an Actor-Based Measure of Supreme Court Case Salience: Information-Seeking and Engagement During Oral Arguments.” Political Research Quarterly 66(4): 803-817 (December).
Black, Ryan C. and Ryan J. Owens. 2013. “Bargaining and Legal Development on the United States Courts of Appeals.” American Politics Research 41(6): 1071-1101 (November).
Black, Ryan C. and Ryan J. Owens. 2013. “A Built-In Advantage: The Office of the Solicitor General and the Supreme Court.” Political Research Quarterly 66(2): 451-463 (June).
Black, Ryan C. and James F. Spriggs, II. 2013. “The Depreciation of U.S. Supreme Court Precedent.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 10(2): 325-358 (June).
Hall, Matthew E.K., and Ryan C. Black. 2013. “Keeping the Outliers in Line? Judicial Review of State Laws by the U.S. Supreme Court..” Social Science Quarterly 94(2): 395-409 (June).
Black, Ryan C. and Ryan J. Owens. 2012. “Looking Back to Move Forward: Quantifying Policy Predictions in Political Decision Making.” American Journal of Political Science 56(4): 802-816 (October).
Black, Ryan C. and Christina L. Boyd. 2012. “US Supreme Court Agenda Setting and the Role of Litigant Status.” Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization 28(2): 286-312 (June).
Black, Ryan C. and Ryan J. Owens. 2012. “Consider the Source (and the Message): Supreme Court Justices and Strategic Audits of Lower Court Decisions.” Political Research Quarterly 65(2): 385-395 (June).
Black, Ryan C. and Christina L. Boyd. 2012. “The Role of Law Clerks in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Agenda-Setting Process.” American Politics Research 40(1): 147-173 (January).
Black, Ryan C. and Ryan J. Owens. 2011. “Solicitor General Influence and Agenda Setting on the United States Supreme Court.” Political Research Quarterly 64(4): 765-778 (December).
Black, Ryan C., Anthony J. Madonna, Michael S. Lynch, and Ryan J. Owens. 2011. “Assessing Congressional Response to Growing Presidential Powers: The Case of Recess Appointments.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 41(3): 570-589 (September).
Black, Ryan C., Sarah A. Treul, Timothy R. Johnson, and Jerry Goldman. 2011. “Emotions, Oral Arguments, and Supreme Court Decision Making.” Journal of Politics 73(2): 572-581 (April).
Black, Ryan C. and Ryan J. Owens. 2009. “Analyzing the Reliability of Supreme Court Justices' Agenda Setting Records” Justice System Journal 30(4): 254-264 (December).
Black, Ryan C. and Ryan J. Owens. 2009. “Agenda Setting in the Supreme Court: The Collision of Policy and Jurisprudence.” Journal of Politics 71(3): 1062-1075 (July).
Black, Ryan C., Anthony J. Madonna, Ryan J. Owens, and Michael S. Lynch. 2007. “Adding Recess Appointments to the President's "Tool Chest" of Unilateral Powers.” Political Research Quarterly 60(4): 645-654 (December).

Editor-Reviewed Articles

Black, Ryan C., Christina L. Boyd, and Amanda C. Bryan. Forthcoming. “Revisiting the Influence of Law Clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Agenda-Setting Process.” Marquette University Law Review [Symposium].
Johnson, Timothy R., David R. Stras, and Ryan C. Black. Forthcoming. “Advice from the Bench (Memo): Clerk Influence on Supreme Court Oral Arguments.” Marquette University Law Review [Symposium].
Black, Ryan C., Ryan J. Owens, Daniel E. Walters, and Jennifer L. Williams. 2014. “Upending a Global Debate: An Empirical Analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court's Use of Transnational Law to Interpret Domestic Doctrine.” Georgetown Law Journal 103.
Owens, Ryan J., Daniel E. Walters, Ryan C. Black, and Anthony J. Madonna. 2014. “Ideology, Qualifications, and Covert Senate Obstruction of Federal Court Nominees.” University of Illinois Law Review 2014(2): 101.
Black, Ryan C., Anthony J. Madonna, and Ryan J. Owens. 2011. “Obstructing Agenda Setting: Examining Blue Slip Behavior in the Senate.” The Forum 9(4): Article #9.
Johnson, Timothy R., Ryan C. Black, and Justin Wedeking. 2009. “Pardon the Interruption: An Empirical Analysis of Supreme Court Justices' Behavior During Oral Arguments.” Loyola Law Review 55(2): 331-351 (Summer) [Symposium].
Johnson, Timothy R., Ryan C. Black, and Eve M. Ringsmuth. 2009. “Hear Me Roar: What Provokes Supreme Court Justices to Dissent from the Bench?” Minnesota Law Review 93(5): 1560-1581 (May) [Symposium].
Johnson, Timothy R., Ryan C. Black, Jerry Goldman, and Sarah A. Treul. 2009. “Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Do Justices Tip Their Hands With Their Questions at Oral Argument in the U.S. Supreme Court?” Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 29: 241-261 [Symposium].
Black, Ryan C. and James F. Spriggs, II. 2008. “An Empirical Analysis of the Length of U.S. Supreme Court Opinions.” Houston Law Review 45(3): 621-683 (Fall).
Black, Ryan C. and Lee Epstein. 2007. “(Re-)Setting the Scholarly Agenda on Transjudicial Communication.” Law & Social Inquiry 32(3): 791-807 (September) [Review Article].
Black, Ryan and Lee Epstein. 2005. “Recusals and the 'Problem' of an Equally Divided Supreme Court.” Journal of Appellate Practice and Process 7(1): 75-99 (Spring) [Symposium].

Book Chapters

Black, Ryan C. “Agenda Setting and Case Selection” in William R. Thompson, ed., Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press (under contract).
Black, Ryan C., Ryan J. Owens, and Justin Wedeking. “The Chief as Social Leader: Emotional Language, Opinion Content, and Collegiality on the Supreme Court” in David J. Danelski and Artemus Ward, eds., The Chief Justice: Appointment and Influence. University of Michigan Press (under contract).
Black, Ryan C. and Ryan J. Owens. 2012. “Judicial Agenda Setting” in Kevin T. McGuire, ed., New Directions in Judicial Politics. Routledge Press: 144-166.
Black, Ryan C., Amanda C. Bryan, and Timothy R. Johnson. 2011. “An Actor-Based Measure of Issue Salience: Information Acquisition and the Case of the United States Supreme Court” in Kai Oppermann and Henrike Viehrig, eds., Issue Salience and Foreign Policy Analysis. Routledge Press: 240-257.

Encyclopedia Entries

McAdamis, Eric and Ryan C. Black. 2012. “Airport Searches,” “Border Searches,” “Drug Sniffs and Searches,” “Inventory Searches,” “Search and Seizure,” “Stomach Pumping,” and “Warantless Searches” in Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice. David Schultz, ed. New York: Facts on File, Inc.
Black, Ryan C. 2009. “Alexander Bickel,” “Federal Baseball Club v. National League,” “Lewis Powell,” and “Roger Taney” in Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution. David Schultz, ed. New York: Facts on File, Inc.
Black, Ryan C. 2008. “Billboards,” “FEC v. National Conservative PAC,” “Law Students Research Council v. Wadmond,” and “Secretary of State of Maryland v. Joseph H. Munson, Inc.” in Encyclopedia of the First Amendment. David Hudson, John Vile, and David Schultz, eds. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.