Franklin’s work in judicial behavior has focused on the impact of the U. S. Supreme Court on public opinion. With Liane Kosaki, he is the author of “Republican Schoolmaster: The Supreme Court, Abortion and Public Opinion” (American Political Science Review). He and Kosaki have also written on the role of public awareness of the Court in Contemplating Courts. His current work focuses on the dynamics of turnover in the federal judiciary. Most recently he is the author of “Behavioral Factors Affecting Judicial Independence” in Judicial Independence at the Crossroads (Sage, 2002). Franklin is a Faculty Associate of the Institute of Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School.