*Direct correspondence to Paul M. Collins, Jr., Department of Political Science, University of North Texas, 125 Wooten Hall, 1155 Union Circle #305340, Denton, TX 76203-5017 〈email@example.com〉. Paul M. Collins, Jr. will share all data and coding information with those wishing to replicate this study. This article reflects the views of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Martinek does, however, gratefully acknowledge the support of the NSF. An earlier version of this article was presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. The participants on that panel, especially Jolly Emrey and Pamela Corley, are owed special thanks for the insights and feedback they shared. The authors are similarly appreciative of Corey Ditslear, David Neubauer, Karen O'Connor, and Stephen L. Wasby for their observations and commentary on earlier related work, which deepened the authors' understanding of amici. They are further grateful to Susan Haire and Ashlyn Kuersten for their data-collection efforts to extend Donald R. Songer's The United States Courts of Appeals Data Base and for answering questions with alacrity. Collins thanks the University of North Texas for a research fellowship that partially funded the collection of the data used in this project. Finally, the authors offer special thanks to Lisa Solowiej and Harold J. Spaeth for their thoughts on this and related projects. All errors and omissions remain their own, of course.
Friends of the Circuits: Interest Group Influence on Decision Making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals*
Article first published online: 6 APR 2010
© 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association
Social Science Quarterly
Volume 91, Issue 2, pages 397–414, June 2010
How to Cite
Collins, P. M. and Martinek, W. L. (2010), Friends of the Circuits: Interest Group Influence on Decision Making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Social Science Quarterly, 91: 397–414. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2010.00699.x
- Issue published online: 6 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 6 APR 2010
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