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Ryan Owens

Ryan Owens

Expert on U.S. Supreme Court

Director, Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, Professor of Political Science College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-2279 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Agenda setting on the court
  • Political maneuvering of the Supreme Court (i.e., judicial behavior)
  • Appointments to U.S. Supreme Court


  • Pi Sigma Alpha Award for "Excellence in Scholarly Writing"
  • Co-author, "The Solicitor General and the United States Supreme Court: Executive Influence and Judicial Decisions" (Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press)
  • Author, "The Separation of Powers, Judicial Independence, and Strategic Agenda Setting" and "Justices and Legal Clarity: Analyzing the Complexity of Supreme Court Opinions."