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Experts Available: Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

After a Supreme Court season filled with rulings impacting our democracy, Brennan Center experts poised to comment on new nominee

July 9, 2018

New York, N.Y. – President Trump is expected to announce his nominee for Associate Justice to the Supreme Court tonight at 9pm EDT. The White House announcement comes just days after the Supreme Court concluded a season of decisions on voting rights, extreme gerrymandering, the Muslim ban, and a range of other issues impacting our democracy.

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law has a deep expertise on these issues and has experts available to comment both before and after the announcement. For interview requests, please contact Stephen Fee at or by phone at +1 202 309 8892.

Experts available this evening and Tuesday:

  • Michael Waldman is president of the Brennan Center. A constitutional lawyer and writer, he’s an expert on the presidency and American democracy. He served as director of speechwriting for President Bill Clinton from 1995–1999, and is author of The Fight to Vote, a history of the struggle to win voting rights for all citizens, and The Second Amendment: A Biography
  • Wendy Weiser directs the Center’s Democracy Program, which focuses on voting rights and elections, money and politics, redistricting and representation, government ethics, rule of law, and fair courts. She founded and directed the Center’s Voting Rights and Elections Project.
  • Faiza Patel co-directs the Center’s Liberty and National Security Program. She won a lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s Muslim ban in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is an expert on the intersection between security and the Constitution, as well as surveillance and policing.
  • Myrna Pérez serves as deputy director of the Center’s Democracy Program and head of its Voting Rights and Elections Project. An expert on voting rights and election administration, she has argued numerous voting rights cases in courts across the country.
  • Lawrence Norden is deputy director of the Center’s Democracy Program. He specializes in campaign finance reform and government ethics, as well as issues surrounding government dysfunction and secure elections.

Additional Brennan Center experts – including those based in Washington DC – are available upon request.