Rice, Douglas. Lighting the Way: Federal Courts, Civil Rights, and Public Policy. University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, VA.


Nteta, Tatishe and Douglas Rice. “Driving a Wedge? Micro-Targeting and the Impact of Republican Campaign Appeals on African American Vote Choice.” Political Research Quarterly. (conditionally accepted)

Rice, Douglas, Jesse Rhodes, and Tatishe Nteta. “Racial Bias in Legal Language." Research and Politics. [pdf] [supplement] [replication data]

Rice, Douglas and Christopher Zorn. "Corpus-based Dictionaries for Sentiment Analysis of Specialized Vocabularies." Political Science Research & Methods. [pdf] [supplement] [replication data]

Rice, Douglas. "Measuring the Issue Content of Supreme Court Opinions." The Journal of Law & Courts. [pdf] [supplement] [replication data]



Rice, Douglas. "Placing the Ball in Congress’ Court: Congressional Responses to Supreme Court Requests." American Politics Research [pdf] [supplement]



Rice, Douglas. "Issue Divisions and U.S. Supreme Court Decision Making." The Journal of Politics 79(1):210-222. [pdf] [supplement] [replication data]



Cranmer, Skyler, Douglas Rice and Randolph Siverson. 2016. "What to do about Atheoretic Lags." Political Science Research & Methods. [pdf] [replication data]



Clark, Tom, Jeffrey Lax and Douglas Rice. 2015. "Measuring the Political Salience of Supreme Court Cases." The Journal of Law and Courts 3(1):36-65. [pdf] [replication data]



Rice, Douglas.  2014. "On Courts and Pocketbooks: Macroeconomic Judicial Behavior Across Methods of Judicial Selection." The Journal of Law and Courts 2(2):327-347. 

Rice, Douglas. 2014. "The Impact of Supreme Court Activity on the Judicial Agenda." Law & Society Review 48(1): 63-90. [pdf]



Book Chapters

Rice, Douglas. Forthcoming. “The Language of Newspaper Coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court.” In Jennifer Diascro, Rorie Solberg, and Eric Waltenburg, eds. Open Judicial Politics. Corvallis, OR: Open Textbook Initiative of Oregon State University Press.

Rice, Douglas and Christopher Zorn. 2016. "Troll-in-Chief? Affective Opinion Content and the Influence of the Chief Justice." In David Danelski & Artemus Ward, eds. The Chief Justice: Appointment and Influence. University of Michigan Press.


Clark, Tom, Jeffrey Lax and Douglas Rice. 2014. "Measuring Salience as a Latent Variable." Law and Courts: The Newsletter of the Law and Courts Section 24(2):8-10.



Barney, David, Douglas Rice, and Brian Schaffner. "Political Ideology and Issue Importance: A Salience-Weighted Latent Variable Approach." 

Rice, Douglas. “Understanding Legal Meaning Through Word Embeddings.” [pdf]

Nteta, Tatishe, Jesse Rhodes, and Douglas Rice. “Understanding Racial Bias Among Jurors.”


Caldeira, Greg, Douglas Rice, Charles Smith and Christopher Zorn. "The Ideological Content of Reversals and Affirmances Revisited"

  • Presented at the 2016 American Political Science Association Conference, September 1, 2016.

Dowling, Conor and Douglas Rice. "Campaigning from the Bench: New-style Judicial Campaigns and Opinion Content."

  • Presented at the 2016 Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 7, 2016.

Rice, Douglas and Christopher Zorn. “Dissenting, Consensus, and Collegiality on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

  • Presented at the 2014 Southern Political Science Association Conference, January 8, 2014.

  • Presented at the 2013 Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 11, 2013.

Ganguli, Ina, Fidan Kurtulus, Tiffany Trzebiatowski, and Douglas Rice. “The Costs of Discriminating: Evidence from Employment Discrimination Lawsuits.”

  • Research Grant, Institute of Diversity Science, UMass Amherst, Spring 2018

  • Matching Grant Award, Center for Data Science, UMass Amherst

Goelzhauser, Greg, Benjamin Kassow, and Douglas Rice. “Measuring Case Complexity.”

Kwon, Hyoung-Keun, Adam Sawyer, Saba Siddiki, Seth Frey, and Douglas Rice. “Machine coding with the Grammar of Institutions.”

  • Presented at the 2019 Sixth Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop (WOW6).

Gross, Justin and Douglas Rice. “Untangling Mixtures in Judicial Opinions.”

  • Presented at the 2019 American Political Science Association Conference, August 29th, 2019.