Trevor Potter
Trevor Potter

Trevor Potter

Trevor Potter is the founding President and General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that represents the public interest in administrative, legislative and legal proceedings in the areas of campaign finance and elections, political communication and government ethics.  He is also a member in Caplin & Drysdale’s Washington, D.C. office where […]

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Michael Waldman
Michael Waldman

Michael Waldman

Michael Waldman is President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that focuses on fundamental issues of democracy and justice. The Center is one of the nation’s leading legal voices on election law, Constitutional law, government reform and racial justice. The Boston Globe calls the […]

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Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie came to Defenders after a 20-year career in conservation with the federal government, mostly with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In recognition of her accomplishments and national leadership in this field, President Bill Clinton appointed her as director of the Service in 1997, a post she held until 2001. During her tenure as […]

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Justin Levitt
Justin Levitt

Justin Levitt

Justin Levitt is a professor of constitutional law and the law of democracy at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and a recognized national expert on election law.  His work has included extensive research into pressing issues of election law and practice; assistance to federal and state administrative and legislative bodies with responsibility over elections; participation […]

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Kemal Dervis

Kemal Dervis

Kemal Dervis is vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution. Until February 2009, he was the executive head of the United Nations Development Programme and chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programs and departments working on […]

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Estelle Rogers
Estelle Rogers

Estelle Rogers

Estelle Rogers is Project Vote’s Legislative Director. In this position, she coordinates the organization’s policy work on both state and federal levels, including interacting directly with legislators and staff, writing testimony and public education materials, and building coalitions with other organizations. Ms Rogers is the co-author of a chapter in the 2012 publication, America Votes, […]

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Lance Lindblom
Lance Lindblom

Lance Lindblom

Lance E. Lindblom was previously the President and CEO of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, an organization that seeks to build a socially and economically just society that values nature and protects the ecological balance for future generations. It promotes humane health care, social justice as a core Jewish value, and fosters arts and culture that […]

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Rick Hind

Rick Hind

Since 1991, Rick has been legislative director of Greenpeace’s toxics campaign. He is a go-to source for journalists covering toxics and chemical security issues. He has been quoted in a wide range of national publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, NPR, FOX, and many others. Rick […]

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Stan Sporkin

Stan Sporkin

Formerly a partner with the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Judge Stanley Sporkin (retired) recently became a sole practitioner as part of his new role as leader of BP’s Ombudsman Program. Judge Sporkin’s practice consists of counseling parties in SEC, Corporate Governance and Litigation Matters. Because of his judicial background, he acts […]

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Alex Keyessar
Alexander Keyssar

Alexander Keyssar

Alexander Keyssar is the Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard University. An historian by training, he has specialized in the explanation of issues that have contemporary policy implications. His book, The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States (2000), was named the best book […]

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Frank Partnoy

Frank Partnoy

Professor Frank Partnoy is the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and the Director of the Center on Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego. He is one of the world’s leading experts on the complexities of modern finance and financial market regulation. He worked as a derivatives structurer at […]

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Mark Alexander
Mark C. Alexander

Mark C. Alexander

Mark Alexander is a law professor at Seton Hall University, specializing in Constitutional Law and the intersection of Law and Politics. Professor Alexander writes and teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, Law & Politics, Criminal Procedure, and The First Amendment. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of law, politics and government and on free […]

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Daniel L. Goroff

Daniel L. Goroff

Daniel L. Goroff is a Program Director at the nonpartisan and non-ideological Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is especially interested in research on economics, finance, mathematics, the scientific and technical work force, and education. Goroff is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Economics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, where he previously served as Vice […]

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Heather McGhee

Heather McGhee

Heather C. McGhee is the President of Demos. She is a frequent writer, speaker and media commentator on issues of democracy reform, economic opportunity, racial equity and financial regulation.  In 2010, she became a contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Current TV.  She is also a regular guest on MSNBC, Fox News and CNN.  Her opinions, writing […]

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Tom Ferguson

Tom Ferguson

Thomas Ferguson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and a Senior Fellow of the Roosevelt Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and taught formerly at MIT and the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author/coauthor of several books, including Golden Rule (University of Chicago Press, […]

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Naomi Klein
December 8, 2014

Ever since the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline exploded three and half years ago, that’s been the argument from the pr


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Nan Aron
December 4, 2014

Just over one year ago, the U.S. Senate adopted sensible reforms that helped restore some common sense to the upper chamber.

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In the world of state politics, the Republican Governors Association (RGA) is an 800-pound gorilla.


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Dean Baker
December 2, 2014

Wow, some things are really hard for elite media types to understand.

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Rashad Robinson
November 20, 2014

How did it come to this, when the NAACP, Urban League and other legacy civil rights groups are actually propping up Republica


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In 1789, the Founding Fathers created a constitutional system of government by the people.

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Doug Kendall
November 14, 2014

For all the uncertainty surrounding the 2016 campaign, this much is already clear: The Supreme Court will be at the center o


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A week after the 2014 midterm elections, most of our attention is focused on what the newly elected leaders will bring.

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The polls are closed, the ballots are counted, and voters overwhelmingly supported progressive policies that will help rebuil