This book examines whether and how the Office of the Solicitor General influences the United States Supreme Court. Combining archival data with recent innovations in the areas of matching and causal inference, the book finds that the Solicitor General influences every aspect of the Court's decision making process.
About the Author
Ryan J. Owens is a Lyons Family Faculty Scholar and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin. His work analyzes the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals and American political institutions. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Judicature, the William and Mary Law Review, the Law and Society Review and the Justice System Journal.