David Yalof

Professor David A. Yalof received his Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University in 1997 and his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1991. He is currently Professor and Department Head of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. His first book, Pursuit of Justices: Presidential Politics and the Selection of Supreme Court Nominees (University of Chicago Press, 1999), was awarded the American Political Science Association’s Richard E. Neustadt Award as the best book published on presidential studies in 1999. He is also the co-author of The First Amendment and the Media in the Court of Public Opinion (Cambridge University Press, 2001); The Future of the First Amendment: The Digital Media, Civic Education and Free Expression Rights in America’s High Schools (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008) and two textbooks: Civil Liberty and Individual Rights (Foundation Press, 2007) and An Introduction to American Government (Cengage, 2009, 2011). Dr. Yalof’s most recent work was Prosecution Among Friends (Texas A & M University Press, 2012), a book about executive branch wrongdoing and the due process of law.

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