Patrick C. Wohlfarth

Patrick C. Wohlfarth is an Assistant Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He earned his B.A. in Music from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Professor Wohlfarth researches American politics and quantitative methodology with a focus on judicial politics and interinstitutional politics. In particular, he is researching judicial influence on the executive branch, the impact of public opinion on the U.S. Supreme Court, and executive branch litigation on the Court.

Representative Publications

Owens, Ryan J., et al. “Nominating Commissions, Judicial Retention, and Forward-Looking Behavior on State Supreme Courts An Empirical Examination of Selection and Retention Methods.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly 15.2 (2015): 211-238.

Enns, Peter K., and Patrick C. Wohlfarth. “The Swing Justice.” The Journal of Politics 75.04 (2013): 1089-1107.

Ura, Joseph Daniel, and Patrick C. Wohlfarth. “‘An Appeal to the People’: Public Opinion and Congressional Support for the Supreme Court.” The Journal of Politics 72.04 (2010): 939-956.

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