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Organized Section 2: Law and Courts Best Conference Paper Award

Law and Courts Organized Section Award Recipients

Law and Courts Best Conference Paper Award
The Law and Courts Best Conference Paper Award (formerly the American Judicature Society Award) is given annually for the best paper on law and courts presented at the previous year’s annual meetings of the American, International, or regional political science associations. Single- and co-authored papers, written by political scientists, are eligible. Papers may be nominated by any member of the Section.

2017  Jonathan P. Kastellec, Princeton University
"Judicial Federalism and Representation."
2017  Honorable Mention
Deborah Beim, Yale University
"Sequential Adjudication."
2017  Honorable Mention
Tom S. Clark, Emory University
"Sequential Adjudication."
2017  Honorable Mention
John W. Patty, University of Chicago
"Sequential Adjudication."
2016  Jonathan P. Kastellec, Princeton University
"Empirically Evaluating the Counter-Majoritarian Difficulty: Public Opinion, State Policy, and Judicial Review Before
Roe v. Wade" 
2015  Matthew Incantalupo, Princeton University
“Opinion Backlash and Public Attitudes: Are Political Advances in Gay Rights Counterproductive?” Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association
2015  Thomas Hayes, University of Connecticut
“Opinion Backlash and Public Attitudes: Are Political Advances in Gay Rights Counterproductive?” Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 
2015  Benjamin Bishin, University of California, Riverside
“Opinion Backlash and Public Attitudes: Are Political Advances in Gay Rights Counterproductive?” Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association
2015 Rebecca Hamlin, Grinnell College
"The Human Rights Act and the New Immigration Politics in the United Kingdom." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association 
2014 Katerina Linos, University of California, Berkeley
"The Supreme Court, the Media and Public Opinion: Comparing Experimental and Observational Methods." Paper Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association
2014 Kimberly Twist, University of California, Berkeley
"The Supreme Court, the Media and Public Opinion: Comparing Experimental and Observational Methods." Paper Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association
2013 Deborah Beim, Princeton University
"Whistleblowing and Compliance in the Federal Judiciary" paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association
2013 Alexander Hirsch, Princeton University
"Whistleblowing and Compliance in the Federal Judiciary" paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association
2013 Jonathan Kastellec, Princeton University
"Whistleblowing and Compliance in the Federal Judiciary" paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association
2012 Quinn Mulroy, Syracuse University
Enforcing Rights Protections: The Regulatory Power of Private Litigation and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
2011 Stefanie Lindquist, University of Texas, Austin
State Courts, State Legislatures, and United States Supreme Court Review
2011 Pamela Corley, Vanderbilt University
State Courts, State Legislatures, and United States Supreme Court Review
2011 Honorable Mention
Cliff Carrubba, Emory University
"Rule Creation in a Political Hierarchy"
2011 Honorable Mention
Tom Clark, Emory University
"Rule Creation in a Political Hierarchy"
2010 Sarah Staszak, Princeton University
"Institutions, Rulemaking and the Politics of Judicial Retrenchment"
2010 Honorable Mention
Michael McCann, University of Washington, Seattle
"Criminalizing Big Tobacco: Legal Mobilization, Mass Media, and the Politics of Responsibility for Health Risks in the United States"
2010 Honorable Mention
William Haltom, University of Puget Sound
"Criminalizing Big Tobacco: Legal Mobilization, Mass Media, and the Politics of Responsibility for Health Risks in the United States"
2010 Honorable Mention
Shauna Fisher, University of Washington, Seattle
"Criminalizing Big Tobacco: Legal Mobilization, Mass Media, and the Politics of Responsibility for Health Risks in the United States"
2009 Tom Clark, Emory University
"Locating Supreme Court Opinions in Doctrine Space"
2009 Benjamin Lauderdale, Princeton University
"Locating Supreme Court Opinions in Doctrine Space"
2008 Jeffrey Lax, Columbia University
"Tactical Opinion Assignment and Voting in the Supreme Court"
2008 Kelly Rader, Columbia University
"Tactical Opinion Assignment and Voting in the Supreme Court"
2008 Honorable Mention
Tom Clark, Emory University
"The Separation of Powers, Court-Curbing, and Judicial Legitimacy"
2007 J. Pickerill, Washington State University
The Supreme Court and the Political Regime: The New Right Regime and Religious Freedom
2007 Cornell Clayton, Washington State University
The Supreme Court and the Political Regime: The New Right Regime and Religious Freedom
2006 Kevin McGuire, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Mapping the Policies of the U.S. Supreme Court: Data, Opinions, and Constitutional Law"
2006 Georg Vanberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Mapping the Policies of the U.S. Supreme Court: Data, Opinions, and Constitutional Law"
2005 David Glick, Princeton University
"Strategic Retreat and the 1935 Gold Clause Cases: Upholding the New Deal to Challenge the New Deal"
2005 Gregory Caldeira, Ohio State University
"A Spatial Model of Supreme Court Voting"
2005 Kevin McGuire, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"A Spatial Model of Supreme Court Voting"
2005 Charles Smith Jr., University of Mississippi
"A Spatial Model of Supreme Court Voting"
2004 J. Pickerill, Washington State University
Co-Authored with Cornell Clayton, "The Rehnquist Court and the Political Dynamics of Federalism," presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association
2004 Cornell Clayton, Washington State University
Co-Authored with J. Mitchell Pickerill, "The Rehnquist Court and the Political Dynamics of Federalism," presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association
2003 Scott Comparato, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Co-Authored with Scott D. McClurg, Souther Illinois University"State Supreme Court Compliance with the Supreme Court's Search and Seizure Decisions"
2003 Scott McClurg, Southern Illinois University
Co-Authored with Scott A. Comparato, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale "State Supreme Court Compliance with the Supreme Court's Search and Seizure Decisions"
2002 Timothy Johnson, University of Minnesota
Co-Authored with James F. Spriggs, II, University of California at Davis and Paul J. Wahlbeck, George Washington University "Passing and Sophisticated Voting on the U.S. Supreme Court," (APSA, 2001)
2002 James Spriggs II, University of California at Davis
Co-Authored with Timothy R. Johnson, University of Minnesota and Paul J. Wahlbeck, George Washington University "Passing and Sophisticated Voting on the U.S. Supreme Court," (APSA, 2001)
2002 Paul Wahlbeck, George Washington University
Co-Authored with James F. Spriggs, II, University of California at Davis and Timothy R. Johnson, University of Minnesota "Passing and Sophisticated Voting on the U.S. Supreme Court," (APSA, 2001)
2001 Howard Gillman, University of Southern California
"The Political Construction of Federal Power in Late Nineteenth-Century America."
2000 Laura Langer, University of Arizona
"Does the Chief Justice on State Courts of Last Resort Shape Judicial Review? The Case of Workers' Compensation"
1999 Melinda Gann Hall, Michigan State University
"Competition in Judicial Elections, 1980-1985"
1998 Gregory Caldeira, Ohio State University
Co-Authored with Jack Wright, Ohio State University and Christopher Zorn, Emory University "Sophisticated Judicial Behavior: Agenda Setting Via the Discuss List"
1998 Jack Wright, Ohio State University
Co-Authored with Gregory A. Caldeira, Ohio State University and Christopher Zorn, Emory University "Sophisticated Judicial Behavior: Agenda Setting Via the Discuss List"
1998 Christopher Zorn, Emory University
Co-Authored with Gregory A. Caldeira, Ohio State University and Jack Wright, Ohio State University "Sophisticated Judicial Behavior: Agenda Setting Via the Discuss List"
1997 Gregory Caldeira, Ohio State University
Co-Authored with Jack Wright, Ohio State University and Christopher Zorn, Emory University "Strategic Voting and Gate Keeping in the Supreme Court"
1997 Christopher Zorn, Emory University
Co-Authored with Gregory A. Caldeira, Ohio State University and Jack Wright, Ohio State University "Strategic Voting and Gate Keeping in the Supreme Court"
1997 Jack Wright, George Washington University
Co-Authored with Gregory A. Caldeira, Ohio State University and Christopher Zorn, Emory University "Strategic Voting and Gate Keeping in the Supreme Court"
1996 Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University
"Marxist (and Neo-Marxist) Models of Supreme Court Decision Making: Separation of Powers Games in the Positive Theory of Law and Courts"
1994 Christine Harrington, New York University
"Rethinking Litigation: The Role of Courts in Producing Litigation"
1994 Daniel Ward, Rice University
"Rethinking Litigation: The Role of Courts in Producing Litigation"
1994 Honorable Mention
Kevin McGuire, University of Minnesota
"The Supreme Court Bar: Legal Elites in the Washington Community" (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993)
1993 Mark Graber, University of Maryland
"The Non-Majoritarian Difficulty: Legislative Deference to the Judiciary"
1993 Honorable Mention
Elliot Slotnick, Ohio State University
"Television News and the Supreme Court"
1993 Honorable Mention
Jennifer Segal Diascro, Ohio State University
"Television News and the Supreme Court"
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