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David Alistair Yalof University of Connecticut, USA

David A. Yalof (PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1997; JD, University of Virginia, 1991) is department head and professor of political science at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. 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 author of Prosecution among Friends: Presidents, Attorneys General, and Executive Branch Wrongdoing (Texas A&M University Press, 2012). Along with Ken Dautrich, he is the coauthor of The First Amendment and the Media in the Court of Public Opinion (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and The Future of the First Amendment (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). Dr. Yalof has written extensively on issues in constitutional law and Supreme Court appointment politics. His work has been published in Political Research Quarterly, Judicature, Constitutional Commentary, and various other journals.