J. Mitchell Pickerill received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000 and has a J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law. He practiced law for three years in Michigan and is currently an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Washington State University. His book on constitutional deliberations in Congress was published in 2004 by Duke University Press and he is currently completing a book with Cornell Clayton on the Supreme Court in the political regime which is under contract with the University of Chicago Press. His articles have appeared in such journals as Perspectives on Politics, Publius, Polity, Law & Policy, Georgetown Law Journal, and Santa Clara Law Review. His book chapters have been published at Johns Hopkins, Duke, and Stanford University Presses. He has received multiple research grants totaling over $300,000 and has served as his department’s graduate director, undergraduate director, pre-law advisor, mock-trial advisor, and in the faculty senate.