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Keck talks to PolitiFact about court packing

Thomas Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics, says a court expansion can be justified. "If it’s the case that Sen. McConnell and other Republican leaders engaged in illegitimate court packing of their own from 2016 to 2020, then from the Democrats’ perspective, an additional round of court reform is necessary to correct for those earlier rounds," he says.
April 26, 2021

Keck discusses Supreme Court reform, crises of democracy in Washington Post

"Throughout U.S. history, crises of democracy have prompted discussions of Supreme Court reform because the court itself has often been perceived as a barrier to democratic preservation and renewal," writes Thomas Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics. 
April 13, 2021

Reeher weighs in on NY's 2022 gubernatorial race in Press-Republican

Professor Grant Reeher says next year's Democratic primary may favor a left-leaning candidate such as Attorney General Letitia James, should she decide to go for the governor's office.
March 24, 2021

Reeher weighs in on Tucker Carlson 2024 run in National Interest

"Carlson has been keen to focus on the supposed failings and absurdities of Democratic elites, and that puts him in as good a position as any to inherit his supporters—those for whom Trump, as an individual candidate and office-holder, carried some extra appeal beyond the standard Republican brand," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.
March 18, 2021

Gadarian speaks to the Telegraph about Hunter Biden's memoir

"He’s a person who’s been in the public eye for a long time. He was at the center of former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment, and his public image has been framed to some extent by the political opposition, so his aim may be to establish a public record in his own words," says Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science.
March 8, 2021

Barkun comments on QAnon's March 4 failure in Business Insider article

"QAnon is dealing with a very difficult cognitive-dissonance situation," says Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science.
March 5, 2021

Banks weighs in on Trump's legal problems in Newsday article

"There are various possibilities here for hiding assets or overvaluing or undervaluing assets," says Professor Emeritus William C. Banks, who was quoted in the Newsday article, "Trump’s legal problems escalate even though he’s not in power."
March 1, 2021

Barkun participates in discussion panel on QAnon

The panelists discussed the dangers of conspiracy theories, the processes of joining and leaving cults (and whether QAnon is itself a cult), and the threat that the United States faces from QAnon now that Joe Biden is president. 
February 17, 2021

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