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POLS 390 (Moyer): Journal Article #2

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Boyd, Christina L., Paul M. Collins Jr, and Lori A. Ringhand. 2018. "The Role of Nominee Gender and Race at US Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings." Law & Society Review 52(4): 871-901.

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Read the abstract of your article and then open the pdf or use the full-text of the article and respond to the following questions:

  1. What leads you to believe the journal is scholarly? What characteristics of the article itself lead you to believe that the article is scholarly?
  2. Look up the title of the article using Google Scholar. How many times was this article cited? Why might this be important and how might this be helpful for your own research?
  3. Based on the abstract, what research question could this help you answer if you were going to write a paper on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominees? 

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