Professor of Law
Kern Family Chair in Law
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Election Law, Evidence
JD – Harvard Law School
PhD (history) – University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
BA – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Drake Law School professor since 2011
Iraq War veteran and former U.S. Navy officer
Five years as litigator with large Wisconsin law firm
James Madison, Citizens United, and the Constitutional Problem of Corruption, 67 American University Law Review __ (forthcoming in 2020) (symposium).
Chester Arthur’s Ghost: A Cautionary Tale of Campaign Finance Reform, 71 Mercer Law Review __ (forthcoming in 2020) (symposium).
Putin’s Revenge: The Foreign Threat to American Campaign Finance Law, 62 Howard Law Journal 855 (2019) (symposium).
Was the Democratic Nomination Rigged? A Reexamination of the Clinton-Sanders Presidential Race, 29 University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy 309 (2019).
Notice, Due Process, and Voter Registration Purges, 67 Cleveland State Law Review 485 (2019).
Compassion and Common Sense: A Judicial Biography of Ronald Longstaff, 66 Drake Law Review 585 (2018).
Trump, Twitter, and the Russians: The Growing Obsolescence of Federal Campaign Finance Law, 27 University of Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 79 (2017).
Illiberal Democracy: The Toxic Mix of Fake News, Hyperpolarization, and Partisan Election Administration, 12 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy 57 (2017) (symposium).
The 40-Year War on Money in Politics: Watergate, FECA, and the Future of Campaign Finance Reform, 77 Ohio State Law Journal 791 (2016) (symposium).
Ramshackle Federalism: America’s Archaic and Dysfunctional Presidential Election System, 85 Fordham Law Review 1021 (2016) (symposium).
Collateral Damage and the Laws of War: D-Day as a Case Study, 55 American Journal of Legal History 229 (2015) (peer reviewed).