Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law at Stanford University Law School
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"The Eighth Amendment [to the U.S. Constitution] 'succinctly prohibits 'excessive' sanctions,' and demands that 'punishment for crime should be graduated and proportioned to the offense.'... Thus, the states that continue to exclude all felons permanently are outliers, both within the United States and in the world."
"Convictions and Doubts: Retribution, Representation, and the Debate over Felon Disenfranchisement," Stanford Law Review, 2004
Experts Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to felon voting issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to felon voting issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Stanford University Law School. 1998-Present
Founding Director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford University Law School
Affiliated Faculty, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Present
Assistant Counsel and Cooperating Attorney, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Present
Recipient, John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford, 2002
Recipient, State Council on Higher Education in Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award, 1997
Honoree, The Public Sector 45, American Lawyer, 1997
Recipient, University of Virginia All-University Outstanding Teaching Award, 1995-96
Former Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Former Commissioner, California Fair Political Practices Commission
Former Law Clerk to Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court
Former Law Clerk to Judge Abraham D. Sofaer of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
JD, Yale Law School, 1984
MA, Yale University University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1984