David Alistair Yalof
Professor and Department Head
Constitutional law, Judicial Politics, the Presidency, American Government
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Office: OAK 413
Phone: (860) 486-0416
David Alistair Yalof specializes in constitutional law, judicial politics and executive branch politics. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University in 1997, a J.D., from the University of Virginia Law School in 1991, and a B.A. with honors, from the University of Virginia in 1988.
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- David A. Yalof, Prosecution Among Friends: Presidents, Attorneys General, and Executive Branch Wrongdoing (College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 2012).
- David A. Yalof and Kenneth Dautrich, The Future of the First Amendment: Digital Media, Civic Education and Free Expression Rights in the Nation’s High Schools (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).
- Kenneth Dautrich and David Yalof, American Government: Historical, Popular and Global Perspectives (Belmont, Cal.: Wadsworth Publishing Co, 2008)(textbook).
- William Cohen, David Danelski and David Yalof, Constitutional Law: Civil Liberty and Individual Rights (St. Paul, Minn: Foundation Press, 2007) (textbook)
- David A. Yalof and Kenneth Dautrich, The First Amendment and the Media in the Court of Public Opinion, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).
- David A.Yalof, Pursuit of Justices: Presidential Politics and the Selection of Supreme Court Nominees, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999). Winner of the APSA's Richard E. Neustadt Prize for the Best Book on the Presidency published in 1999.
Articles of note:
- "Collegiality on the U.S. Supreme Court: An Early Assessment of the Roberts Court,” Judicature, Vol. 95, No. 1 (July-August 2011), pp. 12-19 (with Joey Mello and Patrick Schmidt).
- “Schools, Education Policy, and the Future of the First Amendment,” Political Communication, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 84-101 (January-March 2009) (with Mark Lopez, Peter Levine and Kenneth Dautrich)
- “Confirmation Obfuscation: Supreme Court Confirmation Politics in a Conservative Era,” in Austin Sarat, ed., Studies in Law, Politics & Society (London: Elsevier, 2008), Vol. 44, pp. 143-173.
- “Dress Rehearsal Politics and the Case of Earmarked Judicial Nominees,” Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 26 (January 2005), pp. 691-709.
- “Courts and the Definition of Defendants’ Rights” in Kermit Hall and Kevin McGuire, eds., American Institutions of Democracy: The Judicial Branch, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 432-458.
- “The Swing Voter Revisited: Justice Anthony Kennedy and the First Amendment Right of Free Speech” Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 57, No.2 (June 2004), pp. 209-217.(with Patrick Schmidt).