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GW Experts On Supreme Court Nomination Battle

February 16, 2016
Faculty from the George Washington University are available to discuss the judicial and political implications of the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the next steps from the Obama administration and Congress.
 
GW’s Flash Studio can accommodate live, remote or taped television and radio interviews.
 
For the following Supreme Court experts from the GW Law School, contact Kara Tershel at ktershel@law.gwu.edu or 202-994-0616.
 
Jonathan Turley, the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, is a constitutional law expert. He has written extensively in areas ranging from constitutional law to legal theory to tort law.
Click here for sample video of Mr. Turley.
 
Orin Kerr, the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, is an expert on criminal procedure and computer crime law. He is a former law clerk for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and has argued cases in the Supreme Court.
 
Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law, is an expert in constitutional law. He is the author of “The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America” and can comment on details of individual justices. 
 
For the following congressional and political experts, contact Jason Shevrin at 202-994-6460 or gwmedia@gwu.edu.
 
Frank Sesno, director of the GW School of Media and Public Affairs, is a veteran political journalist with three decades of experience. He served at CNN as White House correspondent, anchor and Washington bureau chief. He can comment on any aspect of media coverage of the 2016 campaigns. 
Click here for sample video of Mr. Sesno.
 
Lara Brown, director of the Political Management program, is an expert on national elections, presidential candidates, congressional incumbents and American political parties. She can comment on a wide range of national political issues including the ideological underpinnings of presidential rhetoric and political scandals. 
Click here to watch sample video of Dr. Brown discussing primary elections.
 
Matthew Dallek, assistant professor of political management, is an expert on political leadership, the presidency and political Washington. He can comment on modern American political history, campaigns and elections, the use of presidential power and the conservative movement.
Click here to watch sample video of Dr. Dallek discussing presidential leadership in foreign affairs.
 
Sarah Binder, professor of political science, is an expert on Congress. She can comment on the procedural moves involved in nominating and confirming a Supreme Court justice.  
 
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