Boyea, Brent D. Forthcoming. “Citizens United and Independent Expenditures in State Supreme Court Elections.” Justice System Journal.


Brace, Paul and Brent D. Boyea. 2019. “Competing Agendas and the Business of the American State Supreme Courts.” Beijing Law Review 10(4): 971-991. [Download]


Boyea, Brent D. 2017. “Individual Contributions to State Supreme Court Campaigns: Context and the Impact of Institutional Design.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly 17(3): 227-250. [Download]

Yates, Jeff and Damon M. Cann. December 2013. “Judicial Ideology and the Selection of Disputes for U.S. Supreme Court Adjudication.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 10(4): 847-865. [Download]

Brace, Paul, Jeff Yates, and Brent D. Boyea. September 2012. “Judges, Litigants, and the Design of Courts.”  Law & Society Review 46(3): 497-522. [Download]

Boyea, Brent D. 2011. “Time Served in State Supreme Courts: Mapping the Determinants of Judicial Seniority.” Justice System Journal 32(1): 44-61. [Download]

Boyea, Brent D. and Victoria A. Farrar-Myers. April 2011. “Leadership and Election Litigation in State Supreme Courts.” State and Local Government Review 43(1): 17-31. [Download]

Brace, Paul and Brent D. Boyea. December 2010. “State Supreme Courts, State Constitutions, and Civil Litigation.” Albany Law Review 73(4): 1441-1458. [Download]

Boyea, Brent D. March 2010. “Does Seniority Matter?  The Conditional Influence of State Methods of Judicial Retention.” Social Science Quarterly 91(1): 208-226. [Download]


Brace, Paul and Brent D. Boyea. April 2008. “State Public Opinion, the Death Penalty and the Practice of Electing Judges.” American Journal of Political Science 52(2): 360-372. [Download]

Boyea, Brent D. September 2007. “Linking Judicial Selection to Consensus: An Analysis of Ideological Diversity.” American Politics Research 35(5): 643-670. [Download]


Kritzer, Herbert M., Paul Brace, Melinda Gann Hall, and Brent D. Boyea.  July 2007. “The Business of State Supreme Courts, Revisited.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 4(2): 427-439. [Download]

Book Chapters

Bonneau, Chris W. and Brent D. Boyea. 2014. “State Courts: Past, Present, and Future.”  In Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government, Donald P. Haider-Markel, ed.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Cann, Damon M., Chris W. Bonneau, and Brent D. Boyea. 2012. “Campaign Contributions and Judicial Decisions in Partisan and Nonpartisan Elections.” In New Directions in Judicial Politics, Kevin T. McGuire, ed. New York: Routledge.

Farrar-Myers, Victoria A. and Brent D. Boyea. 2012. “Looking Through the Lens of 18 Million Cracks:  The Campaign Finance Pathway for Launching a Woman All the Way into the White House.”  In Women in the Executive Branch(es), Melody Rose, ed. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Brace, Paul and Brent D. Boyea. 2007. “Judicial Selection Methods and Capital Punishment in the American States.”  In Running for Judge: The Rising Political, Financial, and Legal Stakes of Judicial Elections, Matthew J. Streb, ed.  New York: New York University Press.

Working Papers

“The Business of State Supreme Courts, 1998-2010." With Paul Brace.

“Campaign Fundraising and Restrictive Speech Laws in State Court Elections.”

“Citizens United and State Supreme Court Elections.”


“Giving to Governors: State Campaign Finance Laws and the Incumbency Advantage.”


“Sticky Institutions? Institutional Change and Foreign Policy.” With Brent Sasley.

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