Last updated: January 17, 2017
State supreme court judges who rely on public financing to fund their elections become less likely to favor attorneys who have donated to their campaigns in the past, a 2016 study suggests.
Last updated: December 13, 2016
Government bans on lightweight plastic shopping bags have spread in recent years amid fears about plastic’s negative impact on the environment. But alternatives are not necessarily better.
Last updated: October 19, 2016
2016 tip sheet that helps journalists navigate the big-money and often partisan world of think tanks.
Last updated: September 25, 2016
2016 updated review of scholarship and resources related to negative campaign advertising and its effects.
Last updated: August 1, 2016
A 2016 tip sheet that offers journalists guidance on how to research foreign lobbying in the United States.
Last updated: June 24, 2015
2014-2015 scholarship that provides new insights on the Iowa caucuses and suggests that the demographics of participants may be changing.
Last updated: June 2, 2015
2015 study in the American Journal of Political Science showing how access to meetings with congressional offices may be aided by a history of prior campaign donations.
Last updated: April 8, 2015
2015 research brief from Harvard University researchers outlining the different groups and networks that advance liberal and conservative policy agendas at the state level and analyzing the effectiveness of this party infrastructure.
Last updated: March 26, 2015
2015 working paper from Harvard University Law School on the expanded corporate use of the First Amendment over time, based on a statistical analysis of 423 cases.
Last updated: February 12, 2015
2015 study from Stanford University and the Harvard Kennedy School comparing the ideological positions of judges across different tiers of the judiciary between judges and lawyers.
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