Books


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

Articles

Peer Reviewed Journals

Rachael K. Hinkle. 2023 “Publication and Strategy in the U.S. Courts of Appeals.” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, forthcoming.
  • Online Appendix is available here.

Rachael K. Hinkle, Michael J. Nelson, and Morgan L. W. Hazelton. 2020 “How Interpersonal Contact Affects Appellate Review.” 84(1) Journal of Politics 573-577.
  • Data and replication materials are available here.

Rachael K. Hinkle. 2021. “How Policy Influence Varies with Race and Gender in the U.S. Courts of Appeals.” 8 Research and Politic 1-7.
  • Data and replication materials are available here.

Rachael K. Hinkle, Morgan L. W. Hazelton, and Michael J. Nelson. 2020 “Deferring, Deliberating, or Dodging Review: Explaining the Determinants of Counterjudge Success in the US Courts of Appeals.” 8(2) Journal of Law and Courts 277-300.
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Rachael K. Hinkle, Morgan L. W. Hazelton, and James F. Spriggs II. 2019 “The Influence of Unique Information in Briefs on Supreme Court Content.” 40(2) Justice System Journal 126-157.
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Rachael K. Hinkle and Michael J. Nelson. 2018. "The Intergroup Foundations of Policy Influence." 71(4) Political Research Quarterly 729-742.
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Rachael K. Hinkle and Michael J. Nelson. 2018. "How to Lose Cases and Influence People." 8 Statistics, Politics, and Policy 195-221.

Elizabeth A. Tillman and Rachael K. Hinkle. 2018. "Of Whites and Men: How Gender and Race Impact Authorship of Published and Unpublished Opinions in the U.S. Courts of Appeals." 5 Research and Politics 1-7.
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Michael J. Nelson and Rachael K. Hinkle. 2018. "Crafting the Law: How Opinion Content Influences Legal Development." 39 Justice System Journal 97-122.
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Rachael K. Hinkle. 2017. "Panel Effects and Opinion Crafting in the U.S. Courts of Appeals." 5 Journal of Law and Courts 313-336.
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Rachael K. Hinkle. 2016. "Strategic Anticipation of En Banc Review in the U.S. Courts of Appeals." 50 Law and Society Review 383-414.
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Rachael K. Hinkle and Michael J. Nelson. 2016. "The Transmission of Legal Precedent Among State Supreme Courts in the Twenty-First Century." 16 State Politics and Policy Quarterly 391-410.
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Morgan L.W. Hazelton, Rachael K. Hinkle, and Jee Seon Jeon. 2016. "Sound the Alarm? Judicial Decisions Regarding Publication and Dissent." 44 American Politics Review 649-681.
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Rachael K. Hinkle. 2015. "Legal Constraint in the U.S. Courts of Appeals." 77 Journal of Politics 721-735.
  • Best Journal Article Award, APSA Law and Court Section 2016
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Rachael K. Hinkle. 2015. "Into the Words: Using Statutory Text to Explore the Impact of Federal Courts on State Policy Diffusion." 59 American Journal of Political Science 1002-1021.
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Rachael K. Hinkle, Andrew D. Martin, Jonathan Shaub, and Emerson H. Tiller. 2012. "A Positive Theory and Empirical Analysis of Strategic Word Choice in District Court Opinions." 4 Journal of Legal Analysis 407-444.

Morgan L.W. Hazelton, Rachael K. Hinkle, and Andrew D. Martin. 2010. "On Replication and the Study of the Louisiana Supreme Court." 10 Global Jurist. 85-91.
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Other Journals

Rachael K. Hinkle 2022. "How to Extract Legal Citations using Python (for the Complete Beginner)." 32(1) Law and Courts Newsletter 12-14.
  • Code and supplemental files are available here.

Morgan L.W. Hazelton, 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." 54 Washington University Journal of Law Policy 123-136.

Peter J. Wiedenbeck, Rachael K. Hinkle, and Andrew D. Martin. 2013. "Invisible Pension Investments." 32 Virginia Tax Review 591-702.
  • Web appendix is available here.

Rachael K. Hinkle. 2004. "Sex, Race and Sour Grapes: A Look at the Sixth Circuit's Summary Judgment Jurisprudence in Title VII Hostile Work Environment Claims." 30 Ohio Northern Univ. Law Review 85.

Rachael K. Hinkle. 2002. "INS v. St. Cyr." 28 Ohio Northern Univ. Law Review 815.

Blog Posts

Michael J. Nelson and Rachael K. Hinkle. March 13, 2018. "Trump Appoints Lots of White Men to be Federal Judges. Here's Why it Matters." The Monkey Cage.

Rachael K. Hinkle, Morgan L.W. Hazelton, and Michael J. Nelson. May 26, 2017. "Getting to Know You - The Unifying Effects of Membership Stability." SCOTUSBlog.

Rachael K. Hinkle, Morgan L.W. Hazelton, and Jee Seon Jeon. July 6, 2016. "How One Circuit Court Judge Can Stop a Higher Court from Establishing a Legal Precedent." London School of Economics United States Politics and Policy Blog.

Rachael K. Hinkle. January 13, 2016. "How States Learn from the Success or Failure of other States' Laws in Federal Courts." London School of Economics United States Politics and Policy Blog.

Work In Progress

Rachael K. Hinkle, Morgan L. W. Hazelton, and Michael J. Nelson, The Elevator Effect: Contact and Collegiality in the American Judiciary. (book project, under contract with Oxford University Press)

Rachael K. Hinkle, Power and Privilege in the U.S. Courts of Appeals: How Publication Shapes Litigation (book project)

Rachael K. Hinkle and Anthony Taboni, "Gatekeeping in Federal Courts: The Importance of Ideology and Issue Area."

Rachael K. Hinkle, Jonathan David Shaub, and Emerson Tiller, "The Relationship of Ideology and Linguistic Markers in Supreme Court Majority Opinions."

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