Introducing Guest Blogger Corey Rayburn Yung
I’m delighted to introduce Professor Corey Rayburn Yung who will be joining us for a reprise guest visit.
Corey is an associate professor of law at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He is a Visiting Professor at University of Kansas School of Law during the Fall and will be visiting at the University of Iowa College of Law in the Spring.
He joined the John Marshall faculty there in 2007 and teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Federal Courts, and a Sex Crimes Seminar. His scholarship is focused on sex crimes and judicial decision-making. His work related to sex offenders has been cited by federal courts and, in particular, the United States Supreme Court majority opinion in Kennedy v. Louisiana. In regards to judicial decision-making, he is currently in the midst of a series of empirical studies of judges on the United States Courts of Appeals based upon a unique dataset that he has constructed.
His recent publications include:
* Beyond Ideology: An Empirical Study of Partisanship and Independence in the Federal Courts, 80 George Washington Law Review (forthcoming 2012)
* Flexing Judicial Muscle: An Empirical Study of Judicial Activism in the Federal Courts, 105 Northwestern University Law Review 1 (2011)
* Judged by the Company You Keep: An Empirical Study of the Ideologies of Judges on the United States Courts of Appeals, 51 Boston College Law Review 1 (2010)
* The Emerging Criminal War on Sex Offenders, 45 Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review 435 (2010)