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Boyea, Brent D, Paul Brace, and Kayla S. Canelo. Forthcoming, September 2023. “Giving to Governors: State Campaign Finance Laws and the Incumbency Advantage.” Beijing Law Review 14(3).


Boyea, Brent D. and Paul Brace. 2021. “Revisiting the Business of State Supreme Courts in the 21st Century.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 18(3): 684-696. [Download]


Boyea, Brent D. 2020. “Citizens United and Independent Expenditures in State Supreme Court Elections.” Justice System Journal 41(4): 323-343. [Download]


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

Boyea, Brent D. Forthcoming. “State Courts: Politics and the Judicial Process.” In Politics in the American States, 12th Edition, Thad Kousser, Jamila Michener, and Caroline Tolbert, eds. Washington, DC: CQ Press.


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.

Book Reviews

Boyea, Brent D. August 2014. Review of If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities by Benjamin R. Barber, Choice. [Download]

Boyea, Brent D. November/December 2013. “Reflecting on the Role of State Judges.” Review of Without Fear or Favor: Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability in the States by G. Alan Tarr, Judicature 97(3): 155-157.

Boyea, Brent D. Spring 2006. Review of The Final Arbiter: The Consequences of Bush v. Gore for Law and Politics by Christopher P. Banks, David B. Green, and John C. Green, eds., Congress and the Presidency 33(1): 98-101.



Boyea, Brent D. February 9, 2018. United States Politics and Policy - American Politics and Policy blog, London School of Economics – “States with partisan judicial elections and professionalized courts attract greater campaign contributions.” [Download]

Working Papers

“A Regression Discontinuity Design for Studying the Incumbency Advantage in State Court Elections.” With Paul Brace.

“Citizens United and Changing Donor Patterns in Judicial Elections.” With Paul Brace.


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

“How Divisive Primaries Impact General Election Campaigns in Contemporary Judicial Elections.”

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

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