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Shana Gadarian Earns Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

April 28, 2021
Gadarian is the third Maxwell faculty member to earn the award in the past four years.

Keck talks to PolitiFact about court packing

April 26, 2021
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.

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

April 13, 2021
"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. 

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

March 24, 2021
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.

Reeher weighs in on Tucker Carlson 2024 run in National Interest

March 18, 2021
"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.

Gadarian speaks to the Telegraph about Hunter Biden's memoir

March 8, 2021
"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.

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

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

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

March 1, 2021
"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."

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