About

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Chris Edelson is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at American University. His teaching and research interests focus on constitutional interpretation, presidential power, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to joining the AU faculty, Professor Edelson practiced employment discrimination law and also served as state legislative director for the Human Rights Campaign. Classes taught include Civil Rights and Liberties, The American Constitution, Individual Freedom v. Authority, and The Constitution, National Security and the “War on Terror”.

For more info, check out his full CV here.  Order a copy of his new book online, Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror.

Degrees
B.A. Brandeis University, J.D. Harvard Law School


One Comment on “About”

  1. Thank you so VERY much for your piece on airport detention. Thankyouthankyouthankyou. I’m going to link to it in a page on my site and rename the page from Debunk to Question Your Sources. (Or a sexier name if I thinknof it.). Keep up the astute reporrting. Also if you think something should be linked from my site, do tell. Have just launched in January and want my site to be a repository of time hacks and education info for the activist leaning time crunched folk. Thanks again!


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