Persily Comments on Pennsylvania Primary
COLUMBIA LAW EXPERT ON AMERICAN POLITICS CAN DISCUSS IMPLICATIONS OF PENNSYLVANIA’S DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
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April 21, 2008 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School Professor Nathaniel Persily, an expert on American politics and election law, is available to speak with reporters about the implications of Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary in Pennsylvania.
Nathaniel Persily, Professor of Law, can be reached on his cell at 917-570-3223 or at [email protected].
PERSILY: “The key question coming out of tomorrow’s Pennsylvania primary is whether Hillary Clinton's expected win will be big enough to make a persuasive case to superdelegates about either her electability or about why Obama’s lead in pledged delegates should be ignored.
“Her strategy has been to wait Obama out -- allow revelations such as the Jeremiah Wright controversy to emerge or to allow him to suffer self-inflicted wounds as with the ‘bitter’ controversy. Her only hope is to make the evidence of his popularity among pledged delegates to seem murky, irrelevant or illegitimate.”
Nathaniel Persily, an expert on voting rights, election law, constitutional law, and American politics, has been a court-appointed expert for redistricting cases in Georgia, Maryland and New York, and has served as an expert witness or outside counsel in similar cases in California and Florida. He has an upcoming book on the Supreme Court.
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