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Banks discusses Department of Justice secret subpoenas on Bloomberg Law

On the latest Bloomberg Law podcast episode, Professor Emeritus and national security law expert William Banks discussed the controversy over revelations the Justice Department under former President Donald Trump had secretly subpoenaed records from House Democrats, former White House Counsel Don McGahn and members of the media. 
June 21, 2021

Thompson talks to CNY Central about the Jan. 6 commission

"The group of people responsible for this is pretty extensive," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. She was quoted in the CNY Central article, "Bipartisan commission to investigate January 6 attack on U.S. Capitol." 
May 26, 2021

Reeher discusses political realignment in The Hill

Professor Grant Reeher says, "Political scientists and pundits have been looking for a fundamental realignment now for 50 years. I don’t know what the Mark Twain phrase would be—rumors of a realignment can be greatly exaggerated?"  
May 4, 2021

Shana Gadarian Earns Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

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

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

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