US Supreme Court rulings: U-M experts can discuss


May 31, 2018
Contact: Jared Wadley

The U.S. Supreme Court will announce its decisions on several major cases by the end of June before adjourning for the summer. Those cases include gerrymandering, travel ban, cell phone privacy, and voting rolls and purges. U-M experts are available to comment:

Richard Friedman, the Alene and Allan F. Smith Professor of Law, is an expert on evidence and U.S. Supreme Court history. He teaches constitutional law.

Contact: 734-476-4586,

Richard Primus, the Theodore J. St. Antoine Collegiate Professor of Law, is an expert in the law, history and theory of the U.S. Constitution.

Contact: 734-647-5543,

Jowei Chen, associate professor of political science, is an expert on gerrymandering. His research interests include distributive politics, executive agencies and legislatures.

Contact: 734-763-2222,

H.V. Jagadish, distinguished scientist at the Michigan Institute for Data Science and the Bernard A. Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, studies the management and analysis of complex and heterogeneous data. He teaches data science ethics, and has written about Fourth Amendment rights related to the cell phone data case.

Read: “An armed robber’s Supreme Court case could affect all Americans’ digital privacy for decades to come”

Contact: 734-763-4079,

Ann Lin, associate professor of public policy, has studied the most recent federal efforts to reform immigration policies. She can discuss cases about travel ban and how it compares to the other countries.

Contact: 734-764-7507,

John Chamberlain is a professor emeritus of political science and public policy. His research interests include ethics and public policy, professional ethics, and methods of election and representation.

Contact: 734-717-7921,

Richard Hall, professor of political science and public policy, can comment on legislative oversight and lobbying. He is working on a book about lobbying and money in national policymaking, and a study of interest group issue advertising.

Contact: 734-763-4390,

Edie Goldenberg is a professor of political science and public policy. Her recent work involves voter registration and turnout, especially among students.

Contact: 734-764-1264,

Juan Cole, the Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History and director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, studies the ongoing political change in the Middle East.

Contact: 734-764-6305,