The representation of constitutional provisions on the Supreme Court's docket over time. Click to enlarge.

Analytic History

I am currently finishing a book that studies the history of constitutional decision making at the US Supreme Court. The book proposes a way of studying the development of law that attempts to use micro-theories of the judicial process to interpret macropatterns in law-making. The quantitative-historical approach brings together traditions from political science, economics, law, history, and sociology. The book is under contract with Cambridge University Press and should be completed during 2017.