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Faculty Sources Available for Supreme Court Stories
Released: July 11, 2005

Release # 05055
Michael Kirk
(UConn Media Relations)
860-486-0715 (office)
860-680-8477 (cell)

STORRS , Conn.– When President Bush announces his nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement, or in the event Chief Justice William Rehnquist announces his retirement from the court, the following University of Connecticut faculty experts are available to comment for reporters and for radio/television interviews.

Professor David Yalof
University of Connecticut Department of Political Science
Office: 860-486-0416 (Please do not call past 9 p.m.)
Cell: 860-508-2756
E-mail: david.yalof@uconn.edu

Yalof frequently comments on issues involving the Supreme Court and selection of justices. In 1999, he published, Pursuit of Justices: Presidential Politics and the Selection of Supreme Court Nominees, and has written numerous articles and reviews on issues surrounding the court and the politics of nominating justices.

Professor Paul Schiff Berman
University of Connecticut School of Law
Office: 860-570-5382
Cell: 922-9731
Home: 232-0079 (Please do not call past 9 p.m.)
E-mail: pberman@law.uconn.edu 

Professor Berman served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court. He received his law degree from New York University School of Law in 1995.


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